Examples of previous woodland management
Kings Wood, Bawtry
Following a successful English Woodland Grant Scheme application to the Forestry Commission, £44,655 of grant funding was awarded to Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council in 2013.
Over the last 12 months, we have been undertaking work at Kings Wood to enhance the woodland for biodiversity and for access to people.
Works have included removing selected non-native species (such as Sycamore), creating open glades through the wood, (which have created greater diversity whilst being of benefit to a host of wildlife, including species of butterfly).
Replanting selected glades and areas through the wood with a mixture of native tree species, enhancing the age structure and diversity of the woodland, along with undertaking pollarding works to some of the veteran Chestnut and Oak trees.
A hedge has been planted along the railway boundary, creating another corridor for wildlife and enhancing the woodland edge.
There have also been path improvements throughout the wood, along with the installation of benches and interpretive panel and notice board.
The photos show the wood now looks fantastic with the bluebells and other wildflowers flourishing in the newly created glades and there is a wealth of wildlife including many species of woodland birds.
Clean Up Day, Cantley
Local volunteers joined forces with Doncaster Council on Saturday 12th November at woodlands in Cantley to litter pick and tidy up prior to the planned tree planting works taking place during national tree planting week.
It was a soggy cold morning, but working as a team, many bags of rubbish and fly-tipped items were collected within the first hour! Volunteers and the council spent the rest of the morning carrying out rubbish removal.
Thanks to all who were involved.