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If you are a regular visitor to Countesswells Woods then Forestry and Land Scotland’s Aberdeenshire team wants to hear your thoughts about the woodland’s future.

Information events are being staged at Countesswells on Wednesday 14th and  Saturday 17th of August (10am - 4pm) ahead of major felling works later in the autumn that will see the carpark and all of the forest trails close for a while.

Neil Taylor for the local FLS team, said;

“Last winter, a storm blew down some of the big conifer trees near the car park but the remaining, fairly large spruce trees are now also at risk of being blown over.

“Public safety is always our top priority so we want to take the remaining at-risk trees down before any accidents happen.

“Our information days are to show people our future plans for the area and chat over our ideas about creating a more welcoming, natural woodland with more wildlife for people to enjoy.

“We appreciate that many people feel a deep personal connection to Countesswells, too, so we’d love to hear from them and get some new ideas about how we should manage the site in the future.”

Notes to editors

  1. The purpose of FLS is to manage forests and land owned by Scottish Minsters in a way that supports and enables economically sustainable forestry; conserves and enhances the environment; and delivers benefits for people and nature. FLS may manage other forested and non-forested land by arrangement, as set out in the Act.
  2. The primary focus of FLS, in delivering its purpose, is to support Scottish Ministers in their role as leaders of Sustainable Forest Management and Sustainable Development through their stewardship of Scotland's national forests and land.
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  4. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Media Manager, Forestry and Land Scotland Media Office 0131 370 5059 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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