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Come to Cheshire Woodlands for your management plan and make the difference with timely, low-cost management interventions in Winsford to assure the long-term value and continuity of your tree or woodland asset.

photograph - forest plantationWhether you require a management plan, timber valuation, ecological management, disabled access or cycle tracks, Cheshire Woodlands can provide the expertise.

In recent years, a combination of factors has produced a shift in emphasis in woodland management from timber production to a multi-benefit approach with an increased awareness of wildlife conservation, public access and leisure provision.

Take a look at our 'Tree Risk Management' section to see how Quantified Tree Risk Assessment can help you to manage public access and nature conservation while at the same time discharging your duty of care for safety in your woodlands.

About Winsford

Winsford is a town in Cheshire West and Chester. It lies on the River Weaver south of Northwich and west of Middlewich, and grew around the salt mining industry after the river was canalised in the 18th century, allowing freight to be conveyed northwards to the Port of Runcorn on the River Mersey.

The UK's largest rock salt mine is at Winsford. One of only three places where rock salt is commercially mined in the UK. Rock salt was laid down in this part of North West England 220 million years ago, during the Triassic geological period. Seawater moved inland from an open sea, creating a chain of shallow salt marshes across what is today the Cheshire basin. As the marshes evaporated, deep deposits of rock salt were formed.

Extraction began at Winsford in the 17th century and in 1844 Winsford Rock Salt Mine was opened, and is claimed by its operator, Salt Union Ltd., to be "Britain's oldest working mine".

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