Spring Park coppicing works

Oct 24, 2016

Work started this week on the re coppicing of a section of mature Sweet Chestnut at Spring Park in West Wickham.

The site managed by the City Of London expands to 50 Acres and used to be part of a much larger expanse of woodland in the area belonging to the Wickham Court Estate. Centuries of growing and extracting timber products has heavily influenced its appearance as an ancient coppice woodland. Today it is an important remnant of a much larger wooded area and virtually all of the site is designated a Site of Nature Conservation Importance (Site of Metropolitan Interest) for this reason.