Rothwell Heights

Woody continues preventative tree felling works on Ash trees with dieback this season. Work has been underway at Rothwell Heights Forest School, felling problem Ash to ensure the safety of the site users. Timber was extracted and delivered to customers for seasoning and brash arisings were used to top up the dead hedging surrounding the… Read more »

Peel Park – Ash Plantation

Woody spent six weeks selectively felling Ash with Ash Dieback on Peel Park, Accrington from January to mid February. The team felled over 50 ash trees identified by Hyndburn Borough Council as posing a risk to site users along the main footpaths surrounding the Ash plantation to the south of The Coppice. Footpaths were cut… Read more »

Woodnook Vale Greenway

Woody has been busy undertaking tree felling works on behalf of Hyndburn Borough Council.Woodnook Vale along the cycleway, Ash has been selectively felled to reduce the risk from Ash Dieback. Timber was extracted for sale to customers green for future seasoning. Resultant brash has been made into Habitat Piles to provide habitat for invertebrates, mammals… Read more »

Tree Planting Winter 2022

Woody was busy in winter 2022 planting trees across the borough. Maintenance works were carried out over the summer months with watering, weeding and fixing tree guards/stakes. The tree planting sites are located at:

Whinney Hill Steps

November 2019 – After 14 volunteer days we finally completed the Whinney Hill steps linking the Butterfly Meadow on the top to the footpath at the bottom. There are 84 steps in total. See further below for a video of the steps. We’ll be back in 2020 to add additional sections at the top and… Read more »

Whinney Hill Woodland

Feb 2019 – We have just finished thinning the western woodland at Whinney Hill in Accrington. This is the woodland closest to Whinney Hill Road. We started at the end of October 2018 and finished atthe start of February 2019. This was the first ‘thin’ of the woodland which was planted in about 1990. Trees… Read more »

A new Accrington Larch bench at Oakenshaw weir

May 2018 – We installed one of our ‘Coppice style benches on behalf of the Ribble River Trust (RRT) at Oakenshaw Weir in Clayton-le-Moors. The RRT has installed a new fish pass downstream of the weir which means that salmon can now use the pass to bypass the weir and venture further upstream. Our benches… Read more »

In Memory of John Broadley

March 2018 – We helped the Prospects Foundation to install a memorial stone and three Birch trees to commemorate John Broadley who was a pioneer of the Church Prospects Panel and an overall lovely chap. It was a pleasure to be able to help out.

West Accrington Recreation Corridor Tree Thinning

Between Dec 17 and Feb 18 we thinned Alder trees alongside the West Accrington Recreation Corridor that runs between Accrington & Church & Oswaldtwistle Stations. Also known as the ‘black path’.

Woodland Thinning at Plantation Road, Accrington

We have been removing Maple and Rowen from a woodland at Plantation Rd to allow more room for native tree species. We ring barked some trees to provide some dead standing trees and brash piles to provide deadwood habitat. The non native trees have been replaced with 400 new native trees, including Crab Apple, Hawthorn,… Read more »