Trees and Hedges
Ashford is rich in woodland, not just in the size of its resource (having more woodland than any other district in Kent and Medway) but also in the great ecological and historical diversity of its woods. Some are so important that they are National Nature Reserves – Orlestone Forest and Wye and Crundale Downs – and some are Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs). Over 10% of the area of the borough is Ancient Woodland.
Works to a woodland may need a felling licence and further information is available from the Forestry Commission.