The Council will aim to bring into maintenance and continue to maintain established woodland on Council owned land to further the aims of conservation, education, recreation or other interests as appropriate.
Dudley Borough contains 40% of all the woodland within the Black Country and 25% of all the woodland of the Black Country and Birmingham combined. It also has a higher proportion of ancient woodland to its area than any of the local urban areas. Therefore the woodlands within the Borough are an important resource for the region as a whole, as well as providing opportunities for local residents for recreation, conservation and education. It is vital that these areas are sensitively managed to maintain their unique nature for the future.
The Council will continue to liase with the National Urban Forestry Unit, the Urban Wildlife Trust, the Groundwork Trust and the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers in the production and possible implementation of woodland management plans for Council owned woodlands.