Woodlands in Halton are due to receive a green makeover this winter, as a result of money secured by The Mersey Forest through the Forestry Commission's English Woodland Grant Scheme.
Woodland management work is currently taking place in 5 hectares of land across three sites this winter: Town Park, in Runcorn, Murdishaw Valley Local Nature Reserve, and Clincton Wood Local Nature Reserve.
The programme of work will involve the thinning of trees within some of the existing woodland compartments to allow more light into the woodland so younger trees and other flora and fauna can thrive.
In addition, tree safety work will also take place along some of the key access routes within the sites.
The work is being carried out by Halton Council's own Arboricultural Team.