The Chiltern Woodlands Project is a registered charity that evolved from the Chiltern Society to become an independent not for profit company in 1989. It has been involved with planning the management of Bottom Wood at Radnage as a nature reserve since 1983.

The aim of the Chiltern Woodlands Project is to promote and encourage the sensitive and sustainable management of Chiltern woods in order to protect the landscape of the Chilterns and maintain and enhance its biodiversity. It offers practical woodland management advice and assistance to woodland owners across the Chilterns. It also organises a range of training events and conferences to raise awareness of woodland issues.

The Chiltern Woodlands Project is interested in the history and features of ancient woods across the area, raising awareness of the importance of our local beech woods with their sawpits, charcoal hearths and the connection with the bodgers and chair making.

More recently, the Chiltern Woodlands Project brought together the Chiltern Society and Royal Forestry Society to have regular volunteer work parties in the RFS’s Hockeridge and Pancake Woods between Chesham and Berkhamsted.

The project offers
a number of services…

  • Woodland Management advice
  • Woodland Management plansTree and Woodland Surveys
  • Woodland ecological and historical assessments
  • Woodland Grant applications
  • Felling licence applications to the Forestry Commission
  • Identifying, selecting and marking trees for felling
  • Training, Events, Conferences, Talks & Guided walks
  • Type of woodland, methods of management and maintenance of trees
  • An assessment of the condition of the trees and woodland
  • A discussion on aims and objectives for the wood (s) and options
  • Woodland biodiversity – identification of woodland flora & fauna
  • Woodland archaeology – what features are present e.g. sawpits, banks
  • Ancient woodland management and restoration
  • Tree health and disease issues
  • Pest control – identification of likely problems and possible solutions
  • Timber utilisation – what trees are present and how they can be used or sold
  • Tree and hedge planting, protection and aftercare
  • Practical management such as weeding, pruning and ride cutting
  • Contractor contacts or other ways to implement work
  • Working with volunteer groups

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The Chiltern Woodlands

For information about this organisation,
please visit its website.

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Save our Woodland

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Chiltern Society Sites

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Did you know that…?

Woodland covers 21% of the Chilterns landscape…
that’s DOUBLE the national average.