Tudeley Woods is an RSPB reserve near Tonbridge. It is an area of wooded hillside with mixed trees including areas of Sweet Chesnut copice. This task was to clear the willow and silver birch from around a man made pond. This would let the light in to an other wise overgrown area of swamp and rush.
This is an example of conservation at its most confusing. Apparent destruction by tree felling and burning to preserve habitat. Creating an open area in woodland allows in light which encourages the re-growth of under brush and provides a place for butterflies to feed and display. It is this diversity of plants and insects which attracts the birds to the reserve.