Date: January 2022
Cole End Park nature reserve tree works: proposed works within the woodland
We are proposing to carry out a ‘thinning’ of the trees where approximately 18 trees are removed in the area identified on the map. A variety of native trees will then be replanted.
The main aims for the project are:
- Create some structure or ‘layers’ in the woodland.
- To lessen the safety liability of the existing large crack willows.
- To increase the number of species in the work area by replanting to create a more resilient woodland.
- Increase the amount of valuable deadwood
The aims will be achieved through:
- Felling to ground level approx. 18 of the trees in the work area using hand tools.
- Stacking timber on site (no extraction) to increase this valuable resource.
- Replanting trees in the work area plus 2 further areas.
- The work will be completed out of the bird nesting season, in January and February 2022.
Impacts on residents and mitigation
There will be no timber extraction with vehicles and paths will remain open on the whole site. Felling operations will be restricted to daylight hours, 0730 hours to 1700 hours.
The park and paths will remain open. The paths will be open at all times apart from a few instances where it may be necessary for banksmen to halt walking traffic to ensure safety. Warning notices, temporary barriers and all other appropriate safeguards will be positioned as required in areas where the work is taking place to ensure people’s safety.
More information on the scheme and progress of the project will be posted on the Tame Valley Wetlands website (tamevalleywetlands.co.uk) and on our social media channels. In addition, staff will be on hand during the project to answer questions. If you have any particular comments or queries about the project please email email@example.com or phone 01675 470917.
The woodland is part of the park owned by North Warwickshire BC and managed by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
The project has the support of North Warwickshire Borough Council’s ecologists, tree officers and parks department.