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NEWS: Auchterhouse Woodland Action Group AGM will be held on Tuesday 3rd June in the parish hall at 7.00pm. All welcome
Interested in helping to maintain our local woodland for the benefit of everybody?
Dronley Wood car park
We started in April 2001 following a suggestion from a local resident that it would be good to form a local group to work in Dronley Wood, which is just a few hundred yards from the Kirkton of Auchterhouse, with the owners Forestry Commission (FCS). The wood is only about fifty hectares, with an open wayleave through the centre, and is home to herons, buzzards and other birds, deer and red squirrels. It is much used by local people.
In 2009 Balkello Woodland was gifted to FCS and our group agreed to include this new, mainly deciduous, wood to our remit and to work with FCS to advise on a range of improvements. Most of these have now been carried out. The access road and car park surfaces have been re-laid. The access gate is opened at 8.00am each day and closed in the evening: in the summer at 10.00pm and in winter at 4.00pm.
The group carries out maintenance work on the paths, and some clearing of trees and branches. In the last 2 years Dronley has suffered greatly from gales with many fallen trees. A program of tree felling (clear felling and thinning) was carried out in 2010/11.
Balkello Woodland car park
Our aim is to improve and conserve the woodland for the enjoyment of local residents and visitors and to conserve the woodland wildlife.
We also take on other projects around Auchterhouse such as tree planting along the Brae.
We liaise with the Forestry Commission locally and with the Auchterhouse Community Council. News of activities and of our AGM appears in the Argus local newsletter.
We meet for monthly work sessions in Dronley or Balkello Woods on the 2nd Sat (10a.m. to noon) of each month through the winter from September.
Fit volunteers will be most welcome.
Secretary for ACWAG is Bob Black,
Dronley Wood car park has been enlarged and new wooden fence erected to separate it from the wood.
Join us – as often or as occasionally as you like.
For more information contact Bob Black.
2014 AGM 3 July 2014 click here (PDF 86k)
2012 AGM - 03 May 2012 click here (PDF, 86k)