No-one likes to see a tree cut down for no reason, but here at Kent Wildlife Trust we do it to help our woodlands thrive. These include occasional trees damaged by storms that we remove to keep our reserves safe for the public to enjoy, but there are many more that are cut for our general woodland management.
For many generations, especially in South East England, many woodlands have been managed as coppice.
But in recent years many have been neglected and forgotten about as they have got less profitable over time. So we are trying to restore and maintain coppice management on several of our woodland reserves.