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[15 JAN 99] WARWICKSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST PRESS RELEASE
'Can't See The Common For The Trees'

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and Warwick District Council are shortly to start a 5 year programme of positive woodland management to improve the wildlife value of Kenilworth Common, which is designated as a Local Nature Reserve, with the support of the Forestry Authority.

This winter the aim is to selectively remove sycamore trees within a small area in the western half of the Common. Sycamores cast a heavy shade on the ground restricting the growth of other plants. The sycamores will be replaced with a mix of native trees and shrubs such as hazel, oak and ash. Warwickshire Wildlife Trust has employed a contractor to undertake the tree felling and work will be starting at the end of January.

Reserves Officer, Sophie Lloyd said,

"We hope the conservation work will not inconvenience walkers on the Common and do apologise for any disruption that it caused while the work is in progress. Long term benefits to the woodland and those who visit the Common will be an increase in the diversity of wildlife. This part of the woodland will become more attractive to butterflies and birds for feeding and breeding."

She added,

"Local people are invited to play a part in this conservation work on Sunday 7 March when we will be planting the new trees and shrubs."

If you would like more information about our work at Kenilworth Common and how you can help, please contact the Trust's Reserve Team on (01203) 308979.
   

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