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Trees disappearing in the Park
The removal of the poplar from rivers edge looks particularly drastic but it is necessary. The poplar is a non-native species planted by Crosville 50 years ago. They have reached maturity and are being removed to allow the native ash to flourish. This will also open up more light to the woodland floor bringing a burst of wildflowers which will in turn attract insects including butterflies and bees.
We would like to assure you that any trees felled or coppiced in the Park are done so for the health of all the flora and fauna that lives here and people who visit.