Ancient trees felled at Dole Wood - Rutland & Stamford Mercury:
Published Date: 11 February 2010
A TRUST has defended its decision to fell ancient trees by stating that it will allow a wood to flourish.
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust owns Dole Wood, Thurlby, and this week felled 18 trees on the request of Natural England.
The move has been meet with disappointment by Joyce Stephenson, of Obthorpe Lane, Thurlby, who had campaigned for the retention of the 200-year-old trees.
Last year Miss Stephenson collected 327 signatures for a petition to save the trees at the wood – which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Workers began felling the trees on Monday and were finished the following day.