Grass and other annual vegetation can be an integral part of a woodlands biodiversity
providing habitat for small mammals and a source of nectar for insects and butterflies.
Depending on the size of woodland a mowing management plan can be created to meet
the management objectives of the wood.
Footpaths and Public Rights of Way are another area where regular mowing is needed
to keep them passable and prevent people from straying off into the woodland. Most
paths need cutting a couple of times a year depending on the growth levels.
Footpath completely overgrown with bracken and other vegetation making it impassable
The footpath has been opened up to approximately 2 meters wide to allow access again