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Work will be starting 7th November 2022 through the Hurstock and Tawnamoor areas of the forest until March 2023.
We will be thinning the trees across these areas of the forest, we will be removing selected trees to give the remaining ones more space to grow to their potential. Thinning also allows more light to reach the forest floor, which improves the habitat for ground flora and the wildlife it supports. Many of our planned work areas are classified as a Plantation on Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS) which means that we are gradually managing them back to the way they would have been several hundred years ago.
The forest will remain open to visitors with a number of trail closures and diversions in place for safety. The exception will be 9 – 20 January 2023 when the forest will be closed to public access in order for forestry works to take place above the entrance road and busy visitor areas. There is more information about this work on our website – forestryengland.uk/article/forestry-operations-cardinham-woods.