Managing our woodlands

Important woodland management work has taken place in 12 of the Borough’s woodlands since 2017 through Solihull Council’s Habitat and Nature Improvement Project, which has carried out ecological improvements to 100 hectares of habitat in our open spaces, comprising woodlands, wetlands and grasslands.

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Another phase of woodland work is being carried out in 6 woodlands in 2019/20 as part of the Council’s separate ‘Bees and Trees Project’.

Woodlands need to be managed and this work includes the removal of trees which are unhealthy or are preventing other trees for thriving.

Healthy woodlands need to contain trees of a variety of species, ages and heights, which means that lots of different species of wildlife can find suitable areas to live and thrive within the wood.

Removing some trees also allows light to reach the woodland floor which encourages plants such as bluebells to grow, which in turn supports pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies.

You can find out more about woodland management here.

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