Woodland Trust to give update on Raincliffe Woods

Mark Feather from the Woodland Trust. Picture:  Richard Ponter 154501b
Mark Feather from the Woodland Trust. Picture: Richard Ponter 154501b
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Walks are being held in Raincliffe Woods to help inform the public about changes happening as part of a woodland restoration project.

The Woodland Trust is overseeing the project, which invovles the thinning of a 200-hectare site in Forge Valley and Row Brow Woods.

With the first stage now complete, people have the chance to find more and ask questions about progress to date.

The Trust has also installed a number of interpretation boards on site to help visitors understand the complex restoration process.

Mark Feather from the Woodland Trust said: “The restoration work undertaken during the winter has focussed on the steep slopes of the woodland, seeking to reduce the dominance of non-native conifer trees.

“This will enable more light to reach the ground and encourage the re-establishment of the ancient woodland plants. The timber has been left within the woodland to provide a valuable deadwood habitat for a variety of insects and fungi.”

The walks will be held on May 15 and 25 at 2pm. People can also book onto a walk at Robson’s Spring Wood near Helmsley, a site the Trust has been restoring for a number of years, on the same days at 10am. To book go to woodlandtrust.org.uk/events