These are some of the projects that Silverdale Dictrict Woodbank are involved in.
National Nature Reserve.
This is a new site for the woodbank this year. We will be working under the direction of the site manager to carry out coppicing work.
Hyning Scout Wood Warton
To assist the Woodland Trust in the maintenance and mangement of Hyning Scoiut Wood in Warton. The aim of the project is to ensure that the paths through this peaceful and diverse woodland are kept clear, for the benefit of both visitors to the woodland and to the benefit of the ferns and forest fauna that grow there. This will, in turn, benefit and encourage more wildlife into the woodland, such as rare moths and butterflies, into the woodland.
Our role is to manage the growth of trees encroaching on the runs through the woodland and help protect the significant and feature trees of the wood, such as the spectacular Yews and Corsican Pine.
Work parties will be arranged to consist of cutting, processing then movement of prcoessed wood from the site to one of our holding areas for storage to be seasoned into our Community Woodbank.
Clearing timber that has primarily been felled by the Butterfly Conservation.
Clearing woodland rides enables wild violets, cowslips and other flora to grow.
This in turn helps our iconic butterflies to thrive.
In partnership with Lancashire County Council Countryside Service the woodbank is carrying out a programme of thinning to improve the biodiversity in the wood