Friday, March 19, 2010
On Trees and Bureaucracy
I am learning more about the bureaucracy of woods. Our wood was listed by the county council. This made ma a little nervous as I am planning to manage the wood (coppicing etc) and didn't want to have to wait and fill lots of forms every time I picked up the saw! However, a little research shows that the County Council are giving up their tree preservation orders this year so our wood will be delisted. Good for us but i am not sure about the effects on other trees threatened by developers!! So I am also meeting someone from the Forestry Commission next month to discus felling licences and management plans,(so I am not quite out of the wood yet - so to speak!!). I hope this is going to go smoothly and we can get on with our plans to coppice some hazel and over-stood (old coppice) sweet chestnut. Some of the trees are quite old now and need rejuvenating (don't we all!) I will keep you posted. On another note we are waiting with baited breath for the daffodils to bloom, they are so close now. Maybe this weekend?