Callendar Wood Open Day – Saturday 20th February

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Forest Enterprise Scotland is inviting the public to an open day event at Callendar Wood in Falkirk to see the on-going work to restore the original character of the woodland and introduce more native broadleaves into the forest. 

The event is on this Saturday (20th Feb) between 1pm to 3pm and it’s a great chance to find out more about the tree thinning operations, talk to the foresters and witness the specialist machinery in action.

Foresters have set out a carefully thought out plan for Callendar Woods to restore the busy woodland with native broadleaf species alongside the conifers found there.

In time, the work will improve the views within the woodland, produce better timber, enhance the heritage features found there and improve the overall visitor experience.

Environment Forester with Forest Enterprise Scotland’s Scottish Lowlands Forest District, Emma Stewart said:

“Callendar Wood is a very popular place for people to visit and our carefully thought out plans aims to take this a step further.

“Our current thinning work is being carried out by skilled contractors in a very sensitive way and is part of a long-term plan to breathe new life into the forest. Over many decades, the plan is to reduce the proportion of conifers and restore this fantastic woodland to its former glory, full of native broadleaves.

“The open day is a great opportunity for people to find out more about the work, the longer term plans and watch the foresters in action.”

Booking for the open day is essential. Please call 0300 067 6700 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and the meeting point.

More information on visiting Callendar Wood and its fascinating history is available http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/visit/callendar-wood

Notes to editors

  1. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of Forestry Commission Scotland and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  2. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha e an urra ri riaghladh agus cumail maoineachadh is comhairle ri coilltearachd ann an Alba. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta.
  3. Media enquiries to Steve Williams, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6508 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.