Unity Wood located on the southwest side of our Parish, is currently being subject to coppicing and many walkers / other visitors have been quite alarmed at what appears to be very drastic tree felling and clearing in large areas. This woodland, consisting mainly of oak, is owned and managed by the Tregothnan Estate and the coppicing itself has been brought to the attention of our Parish Council as well as our neighbouring parishes in Gwennap and St. Day. The woodland routes are enjoyed and appreciated by local walkers, cyclists and other users as well as visitors to the area which is something recognised by Tregothnan as is their awareness for the protection of natural fauna and wildlife. New trees will be planted during the coppicing period.
In response to a number of concerns raised by the public, Mr Andrew Jarvis CEO at Tregothnan in conjunction with Mr Herron their forestry manager, have kindly offered to give a presentation on what and why this extent of coppicing is required.