Trust shares plans for bluebell wood’s future
Kinclaven site boost
A group of people have been out in Kinclaven Bluebell Wood to learn more about future plans for managing the site.
The 18-strong group visited the site last month to hear from the Woodland Trust about plans for the east Perthshire woodland, as part of an ongoing consultation into upgrading and maintaining the popular site.
Those at the consultation event were given a guided tour of the wood, before discussing the plans that have been drawn up.
Jill Aitken, site manager at the newly-renamed wood, said: “We have now drawn up some detailed proposals on managing the wood, and we want to get the input of everyone who uses and values this special place.
“We would encourage people to have a look at our management plan document and give us their feedback.”
Since the Woodland Trust took over ownership of the woodland last year, they have been working with a group of 50 volunteers from around Perthshire to maintain the site.
Some of the work so far has included removing old fencing and pheasant-rearing equipment, and cutting back non-native and invasive trees from the site.
A spokesperson for the Woodland Trust said: “The trust plans to repair fencing around an area of oakwood, to keep out deer so that young trees can naturally regenerate.
“Much of the adjacent open grassland, which was cleared of trees in the forties and fifties, will be planted with trees once more.
“Invasive non-native species such as rhododendron ponticum and Himalayan balsam will be removed. A car park is planned on part of the open grassland to accommodate the large numbers of visitors at bluebell time.”
See the management plan at www.woodlandtrust.org.uk
Consultation Plans for the future management of the Woodland Trust’s Kinclaven Bluebell Wood were discussed with a number of interested people recently