Instead of coppicing the woodland, as had been carried out for centuries, several areas were clear-felled
and even had tree stumps removed, so changing areas of this priceless ancient woodland into worthless grassland.
Two years ago a 10-acre wood I helped create was clear-felled
on the estate.
It echoes the lament of Reservoirs while pointing the finger at those from government, industry and developers that still exploit and degrade the country in ignorance and greed - the bland uniformity of housing, supermarkets and shopping centres, clear-felled
forestry, and the scam and fraud of wind turbines cynically generating cash while destroying the natural landscape.
areas, weed and sedge species occurred more frequently than on wildfire sites and silver wattle was much more abundant.
If conifer plantations were to be clear-felled
, 36% of respondents favoured replanting the land with a mixture of conifers and broadleaf trees.
But the squirrels - Wales's largest population - may soon have to downsize: Tan 8 accepts that half the 12,500acre forest may have to be clear-felled
to accommodate turbines.
land is recolonised by plant communities and becomes rich in insects and small mammals.
We compared the genetic diversity of silvertop ash on unharvested control plots with that of new stands of saplings on three pairs of clear-felled
sites,' he says.
It is therefore inevitable that all the trees in the photograph of Cefn Du (and more off-picture to the west) will be clear-felled to raise the retail value of the electrical power from this 27-turbine ``farm'' from pounds 15 to pounds 20 per minute.
An additional 500 acres of clear-felling will enhance wind-flow into the periphery of turbine arrays, so the total clear-felled area required for 100 turbines will be approximately 3, 500 acres.
A small colony live in Kielder Forest, adapting their usual habitat needs by sheltering in large clear-felled
sites, where they find insects and berries to eat.
And one farm was considering an imaginative scheme for ``continuous cover'' forest management, under which small blocks of commercial woodland are felled over harvesting cycles of many years, avoiding the unsightliness of large clear-felled
areas and limiting disturbance to forest wildlife.
It looked as though the ancient broad-leaf woods around the ruins of the ancient capital of the Kings of South Wales would be clear-felled
and replanted with conifers.