Following an arboricultural survey of Le Guet, essential woodland management has been commissioned to take place from 2nd November for approximately one month. The works will include pruning and felling to remove unsafe trees and branches.
As Le Guet is a very well-used public woodland, a number of trees within the site will require maintenance to manage the risk to the general public from trees and branches that have become less stable. Regular maintenance, which includes pruning and selective felling, is an important part of good practice for any well managed woodland area.
In the case of Le Guet, many trees are post mature and entering a phase of their lives where more intervention is required. The oldest trees are estimated to be around 80 years old. Any unsafe branches or trees which need to be felled will remain on site; the dead wood will be left in suitable places to provide habitat to support local wildlife, such as invertebrates (including insects), birds and small mammals.
As part of Le Guet’s overall woodland management, several new trees have been planted each year for the last three years on site where there is sufficient light to allow establishment.