WORK will start in Drumchapel Woods this month following feedback from members of the public.

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) will commence tree felling works in Garscadden West Woodland to help create a lighter, open space for the community.

Residents said that the woodland is currently too dark and uninviting but the upcoming thinning operations will reduce the number of trees and along the path edges to increase the amount of light and create a more open and appealing safe space for visitors.

The works are due to start on Monday, February 4 and last for six weeks.

FES will predominately focus on removing trees which have poor form, are suppressed or diseased, retaining the healthy trees for an attractive, light woodland.

Paige Klinkman, area visitor services manager at Forest Enterprise Scotland, said: “The upgrade to Garscadden Wood is essential to help create a better, more enjoyable green space for the community, as well as encourage the wildlife to thrive.

“Our long-term aim is to achieve a woodland which has good access and is diverse in species, structure, character and biodiversity. We will encourage biodiversity through natural regeneration and planting where needed.”

During the works, the woodland will be closed to ensure public safety, but diversion routes will be in place and clearly sign posted.

The main work of tree felling and removal of timber from within the woodland will take place Monday to Friday, between 7am and 7pm, with potential work being carried out at the weekend to allow for faster completion.

For more information, contact FES on 0300 067 6700 or email