We are currently working on a scrub clearance contract for the Forestry Commission on various sites at Wareham main block in Dorset. Following on from the heathland restoration project in September and October we are removing Gorse, Pine, birch and other small trees to promote the heather species and clear rides. There are small pockets of Gorse being retained for their wildlife value (particularly for reptiles) as part of the project (an SSSI) to create a ‘mosaic’ of suitable habitat.
Using clearing saws and chainsaws to cut the vegetation, we are then using controlled burning to dispose of the arising’s. This project will be ongoing until the end of February.