Scarlett Fireplaces Woodland Managaement Project in Essex

chainsaw work in woodland

Scarlett Fireplaces have been involved with local woodland management schemes since 2005.

 In 2012, we started a woodland management project in Hockley, Essex to experiment further with the most sympathetic woodland management techniques and log supply chain processes. Marylands wood is a mixed broad-leaf woodland with Oak, Hornbeam, and Ash. The area has not been managed for a couple of generations which has left this important local habitat to overgrow. There are too many trees that are too close together. The fight for natural sunlight has left many trees in the shade and so they are dying. There was a biological report undertaken in the 1970s that set out the species of plant and wildlife found. Our aim over the coming years is to record the species population in the 21st century and how our project can positively affect it. We have identified 3 areas for the initial management. By clearing these areas we will expect to unfold rich biodiversity of plant life that has sat dormant for many years because of the lack of sunlight on the woodland floor. Part of our work included creating a brush fence around the perimeter of the coppiced area to prevent deers, dogs, and humans from disturbing the site where we have also created a number of habitat piles to encourage bird nesting.


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