Woodland Management at Oakley Woods
Earlier this year the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and Warwick District Council began a new joint management programme, as part of a ten-year strategy to provide the district’s woodlands with better protection for wildlife, resilience to change and future sustainability.
The first phase of the project has seen the start of a restoration programme at Oakley Woods to promote the establishment of native broadleaved trees. The initial work which is supported by the Friends of Oakley Wood required the removal of around one third of the conifer trees to create several 30 metre clearings. These new openings in the tree canopy will provide light and space for native trees to grow. Over the winter months the natural growth of the existing trees will be supplemented by further tree planting.