Dalby Community Woodland Scheme
A new initiative working with DEFA to return an area of the Kerrowdhoo Plantation to a more natural mixed woodland with greater diversity of flora and fauna, to include fruit bushes, wildflowers and flowering shrubs for birds, bees and butterflies.
The vision is to enrich the local environment whilst creating a sustainable source of fuel for the community, creating a managed woodland with standards and coppiced understory.
The nearby stand of Norway Spruce is being felled in stages and will be replanted with a variety of native hardwood, including Birch, Oak, Alder, Hazel and Ash trees. Most of these trees have been grown from local seed in the nursery behind the tholtan. These are then transplanted and grown on for three consecutive years in the adjacent lining-out bed before being planted in their final position in the woodland.
This is voluntary not for profit initiative operating on a "wood for work" basis. Felled trees are logged on site and left to dry for a two year period.
Seasoned spruce is available to purchase though Dalby Community Hub, all money raised goes to finance and equip the development of the woodland.
For any enquiries or further information please contact :
Brian Cousins : Tel 843471.