With over 2,000 acres of mature woodland on the Estate, most of which are designated Ancient or a Site of Special Scientific Interest, we have a very busy Forestry Team. 

Our Forestry Team undertakes regular thinning, felling and planting to preserve and maintain what is a natural habitat to hundreds of species of wildlife. As a long term strategy, part of the Estate and all of the woodland are within a Woodland Management Scheme promoting sustainable management for future generations. 

Nothing goes to waste, and when trees are felled they are either sold for firewood, or chipped for our own use to produce renewable energy in the biomass boilers which power Park Farm and the Pleasure Gardens.

The Forestry Team also grow and maintain Christmas trees which are harvested and sold at the Palace during November and December. Approximately 1,500 are sold each year, ranging from three to 30 feet tall.

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