Met Woodland Trust this afternoon to discuss our management of Plantations on Ancient Woodland Sites (PAWS). Overall we think they were impressed with our approach - we certainly enjoyed the engagement and opportunity to discuss what is a very topical subject.
Our plans for a new woodland extension at Harpford Wood was discussed and our plans to designate it free open access and a "Jubilee Wood" perhaps involving local people in its establishment.
Lord Clinton's Charitable Trust agreed recently to donate £500 to each Estate parish to support the recognition of the Queen's Jubilee in 2012. We are talking to the Woodland Trust about any guidance they can give to planting hedgerow trees or small groups / specimens. Once we have looked at this we will contact all parishes and town councils.