History of the Woods - overview
There has been a woodland on
the site of Bourne Woods since
at least 1086, when Bourne Woods were recorded on the Doomsday Book. The Forestry Commission now encourage a natural re-generation of trees. Sometimes planting is done . The woodland remains
an area for wildlife and for the
people of Bourne for recreation.
The woodlands are owned by
the Forestry Commission and
managed by their executive
agency, Forest Enterprise. Whilst in the past
with objectives for the woodlands were mainly connected to timber production. However timber is now a by-product of the Ancient Woodland Restoration Project . Now the objectives for the woodland are to do with public access and community involvement. Health, education, recreation and conservation are all now big priorities.
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