Elmdon nature reserve to close for woodland restoration - The Solihull Observer

Elmdon nature reserve to close for woodland restoration

Solihull Editorial 10th Dec, 2019 Updated: 10th Dec, 2019   0

A POPULAR Solihull nature reserve is set to close for woodland regeneration work.

Elmdon Nature Park is among the first of Solihull’s natural areas to be managed under the Bees and Trees project.

The park will be closed to visitors from December 11 to 19 as habitat improvement work gets underway.

The Bees and Trees Project, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, manages woodlands and grassland over a year.

Part of the Wildlife Ways in Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership’s Small Habitats Grants Programme, it will bring a wide range of habitat and nature improvements across the borough.

The grants cover improvements on over 23 hectares of habitat.

A spokesperson for Bees and Trees said: “The initial work will be focused on holly and bramble thinning. This work will open up the woodlands to allow access to the canopy trees to enable selective thinning at a later stage.

“Woodlands need to be managed, and this will include removal of trees which are unhealthy or are preventing other trees from thriving.

“During the work, large forestry machinery will be used so members of the public need to be excluded for safety reasons. This is why the woods are temporarily closing.”

Other woodlands given a nature-friendly makeover were Browns Coppice, Woodlea Drive, Cut Throat Coppice, Woodside Way and Elmdon Coppice, Damson Parkway.


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