Photographs of the Park which were taken not so many years ago show a barren area devoid of trees. Today nothing could be more different with most of the once open areas now supporting birch, alder, sycamore and oak.
Last year a meeting was held on site with the Forestry Commision who advised that of the order of 40% of the trees ought to be removed to provide in the long term a good mixed woodland with lots of biodiversity. As a result a Woodland Management Plan has been drawn up with funding from the Commission and this has now been submitted for a programme of grant aid to help the works be carried out. If successful it is hoped to commence activties in 2014.