2021-05-04 HS2 tree felling at Jones Hill Wood
24 images Created 5 May 2021
Wendover, UK. 4th May, 2021. Tree surgeons working on behalf of HS2 Ltd clear ancient woodland at Jones Hill Wood in the Chilterns AONB for the HS2 high-speed rail link. Felling of the woodland, which contains resting places and/or breeding sites for pipistrelle, barbastelle, noctule, brown long-eared and natterer’s bats and is said to have inspired Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox, recommenced after a High Court judge refused an application for judicial review and lifted an injunction. Due to high winds, the tree surgeons were only able to clear low-lying holly on this day.