Woodland

Supporting the local environment by managing and investing in sustainable planting of woodland and hedgerow.

Woodland

Woodland Management

Woodland at the Kelling Estate is a considerable concern and undergoes year round maintenance and improvements. From the start of February we begin five weeks of designated woodland work each year, involving sustainable coppicing, planting and humane vermin control. However, the works are not limited to this timescale, throughout the year there is constant maintenance including, more recently, helping the local council to clear roads of downed and damaged trees as a result of storms.

We continually plant trees and hedge plants per annum, and this year thousands of metres of native hedgerow has been planted as part of our Countryside Stewardship Scheme. Investing into the grounds has seen positive feedback from the local community, and is something that we are proud to support, re-establishing the beauty of the natural area and benefiting future generations.

By planting hedgerows and trees we are helping to develop and conserve specialised, complex habitats suitable for a wide range of species. Hedgerows provide shelter, reduce wind speed and provide natural corridors to encourage a rich bio diversity. Restricted public access across the Estate also means that our local wildlife can thrive in isolation, undisturbed by constant visitors.

The aim of our woodland management is not just to provide for diverse local wildlife but to benefit the local community.

Woodland
Woodland

Future plans

As with our conservation efforts, we continually look for areas where we can improve our contribution to sensitive farming and maintenance techniques and encourage biodiversity throughout the Estate. We are always looking for new partners to help us on our mission to nurture the local landscape for both wildlife and local people.

News

Find out more about our latest news, events and conservation efforts.

  • Launch of the Kelling Estate Website

    The Launch of the new Kelling Estate Website

    We are pleased to announce the launch of the Kelling Estates’ new website.

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  • Launch of the Kelling Estate Website

    The Launch of the new Kelling Estate Website

    We are pleased to announce the launch of the Kelling Estates’ new website.

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