As part of the regular management of the Sanquhar Woodlands, a thinning programme will commence over the next few days. It is more than 10 years since the last thinning was carried out. The trees will be felled by a harvesting machine and the logs extracted by tractor. The timber cut out of the woodland will be stacked along the forest road at the southern boundary ready for collection.
It is planned to thin out the Scots pine, Sitka spruce, Douglas fir, Western Hemlock, larch, and some broad leaved trees. Thinning will give the remaining trees more space to grow and allow more light to reach the woodland ground vegetation.
During the thinning operation, sections of the woodland, where work is being carried out, will be closed to walkers and cyclists for their safety. All users of the woodlands are asked to obey notices and keep well clear of any machinery being used.