Ash Dieback is killing ash trees across Europe. Usually, affected trees are removed along public paths, but at Penstave, Woodland Trust wants to manage things differently, putting trees and wildlife first.
Although unfortunately, some trees will have to be removed, a path is being closed so that trees can be left as deadwood, a unique habitat for fungi, insects, birds and bats.
To prevent erosion, a path will also be redirected away from the river (click here to see map and poster).
The Woodland Trust and Sustainable South Brent ask you to respect these changes and help to look after Penstave Copse for the future.
Penstave’s management plan will be reviewed in July;