Access improvement work at Oakley Wood
A programme of work to improve the green burial access and pathways is currently underway at Oakley Wood.
The work which is being undertaken by the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust in partnership with Warwick District Council, is part of a woodland management scheme which aims to improve the plant species diversity and attract wildlife into the wood.
Throughout this month a team of contractors will be laying down stones around the loading bay and the pathway to the green burial area, which will help both visitors and those maintaining the wood to gain access throughout the year. In addition, more than 250 tree stumps will be removed from the footpaths to prevent trip hazards and improve the surface for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is the leading local environmental charity which works for people and wildlife in Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. The Trust looks after over 65 reserves, we are a voluntary membership organisation supported by more than 23,000 members and 560 volunteers. We promote a better natural environment for local wildlife and local people as part of our aim to create a living landscape in the West Midlands where wildlife and local people can live and thrive together.
For more information see www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk .
Woodland management plans
The woodland management plans being implemented by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust in partnership with Warwick District Council have been written in agreement with and approved by the Forestry Commission; this means that the plans have met UK Forestry Standard approval criteria. All planned felling is in accordance with approved Forestry Commission felling licenses. More information on the UK forestry standard can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-uk-forestry-standard