Work starts on improving woodland in historic park

Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park
Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park
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Work has started on the first phase of a management and improvement plan for the historic woodland at Lancaster’s Williamson Park.

The aim of the project is to restructure the woodland to increase light levels and promote natural regeneration within the park.

It is part of the Woodland Management Plan commissioned by the park’s owner, Lancaster City Council.

The management plan will guide the future management and development of Williamson Park over the next five to 10 years.

Phase one started on Monday and will see the felling of a number of trees within the Old Observatory area in the park.

Some areas will be closed to the public while the work, which is expected to take a fortnight, takes place.

The timber will be re-used to refurbish the outdoor theatre seating in The Gorge.