Welcome to the Blog of Cutler´s Wood, an Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland in the Kent North Downs AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

Cutler´s is 42 hectares (ca. 103 acres) of native broadleaf woodland managed primarily as wildlife and flora habitat but also to provide some timber from coppice rotation which is used for traditional fencing and woodfuel. Adjacent to Cutler´s Wood is Cutler´s Farm, made up of the farmyard with barns and 6 hectares (ca. 15 acres) of pasture land, which presently is used for sheep grazing.

Bordering onto the Forestry Commission´s Kings Wood to the south west, privately owned Stanner´s Wood to the north west, The Woodland Trust´s Park Wood to the north and the privately owned Ridge Wood and Felborough Wood to the east, this area makes up over 2000 acres of connected woodland and one of the largest woodlands in the South East of England. This whole area was once part of a royal hunting forest for deer and boar.

Edward Hasted´s map of Cutler´s area published 1798 but showing the area apparently around 1778. Cutler´s Farm seems not to have existed yet.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Stored Chestnut to be felled in February

We intend felling 15-20 stored sweet chestnut stems in February 2011 in order to ascertain the internal quality of the timber. Should the quality be good and with little or no shake we will have more available later. These stored stems result from converting previous coppice stools to single stem trees and date back to between 1980 and 1995. We shall be offering this timber for sale and we are inviting interested parties who wish to view the trees during and after felling to contact us. Milling of timber at our farmyard to your dimensions will be possible after felling has taken place. Anticipated dates for felling will be between 14th and 19th February.