The forest is very quiet at the moment while there is a pause in felling, forwarding and transporting timber.
There are big piles of timber left from the recent Plant Health Notice felling which we will be able to move once a new Timber Transport Management Plan can be finalised with Argyll and Bute Council. This should enable us to haul timber from April to October and clear the backlog.
In the meantime, we are in the process of finalising our Forest Management Plan with the Forestry Commission so that we can resume our planned felling programme.
We need to start replanting in the next couple of years, but the first step is to put a deer fence around our proposed amenity area in the centre of the forest. This is due to be mainly planted with mixed conifer and native broadleaves – a tasty snack for the local deer!
On Saturday 24th March we are hosting a Go Creative event. Local craftspeople of all ages have been busy making woollen flowers for a temporary meadow in the forest. Join us from 11am for flower-making and bring a picnic lunch for afterwards!
The stone seat near the entrance to the forest is almost finished, thank you so much to Graham Kent and Joe McHugh for their skilled work.