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Work in Newton Stewart Town Woods

Work within the woods of Doonhill, Duncree and at Blairmount Park will begin soon as advertised in the local press this week. It is hoped that the contractors will begin the work within the next couple of weeks. All efforts will be made to cause as little disruption as possible whilst the work is being carried out, and to ensure public safety. The work being carried out in this calendar year will consist of:

Duncree Wood:

Thinning trees, dead wood management, safety inspection, monitoring, management plan production and invasive species weed control (himalayan honeysuckle).

Doonhill Wood:

Thinning trees, dead wood management, safety inspection, monitoring, management plan production, invasive species weed control (laurel), felling dangerous trees, dyke repairs.

Blairmount Park:

Thinning trees, dead wood management, safety inspection, monitoring, management plan production, fence repairs, cleaning out ditches, footpath upgrading.

Some trees will be felled this winter with further felling to take place next winter to help to avoid the possibility of windthrow due to sudden exposure. Trees to be felled will be marked with white paint.

Surveys will be carried out prior to felling to check for potential bat roosts and squirrel dreys. CVCWT volunteers will help with surveys as well as litter picking and cutting some ivy on trees which may be susceptible to being blown over, the ivy being a potential contributary factor to this.

Updates will be found here and any queries/concerns should be directed to CVCWT, Linda or Pete on 01671 401423 or by e-mail (address on web site).