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Bringing semi-ancient woodland back into good management

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Our arboriculturalists helped this client secure an English Woodland Grant Scheme, to bring 27 hectares of semi-ancient woodland back into good management.

Returning them to their natural beauty

Our Georgian Grade II listed former Rectory client has around 82 hectares of arable, pasture and woodland. Part of it is semi-ancient natural woodland, and it’s this that we helped bring back to life.

As a result of our work, the Forestry Commission awarded a grant scheme, to return the woods to a coppice rotation, restock unproductive areas and thin the dominant oak stands.

Plus ongoing support

To help guide our client through the ten year agreement, we included a management plan. In addition, a Environmental Stewardship scheme was secured for the farmland. This saw a large area of arable returned to grassland with parkland tree planting, options for farmland birds and insects, as well as a capital works scheme to install fencing, water troughs and plant hedgerows.

"Maydencroft understood exactly what we wanted to achieve from our very first meeting, and helped us come up with a suitable plan that the Forestry Commission and Natural England could agree to, very quickly and with very little fuss."