We will soon be starting 2 large woodland projects in Crowthorne Woods and Big Wood to remove pine trees from woodland in Bracknell.
This is planned to make a better habitat for wildlife, a place more enjoyable for recreation and provide a sustainable source of timber. This is part of a wider aim to regenerate council managed coniferous forestry plantations throughout the borough.
Crowthorne Road project
This woodland regeneration project is a pine woodland that runs either side of Crowthorne Road (A3095) in a north to south direction between Nine Mile Ride (B3430) and the Hanworth roundabout.
Preparation works have started. Thinning and felling works are due to begin before the end of the week starting 23 September 2019. It is anticipated that the whole scheme (apart from new planting) will take 2 to 3 weeks at most (weather dependent).
The work will involve operatives using chainsaws to fell and cut-up trees, which will then be removed from site by lorry. Noise levels will be monitored and works will be managed to reduce noise disruption to normal working hours.
You can find out more about this on the Crowthorne Road woodland project webpage.
Big Wood project
These works are due to take place to remove pine trees from a woodland located to the north of Peacock Lane (in a north - south direction between Peacock Lane and Berkshire Way (A329).
The preparation for these works will start on Monday 7 October. It is anticipated that the whole scheme (apart from new planting) will be completed by November 2019 (weather dependant).
All access points to the woodland will be from public open spaces and the highway. There will be a 2-way traffic management system on Peacock Lane with minimal disruption to residential roads adjoining the woodland.
You can find out more about this on the Big Wood regeneration project webpage.