Langlands Moss Local Nature Reserve, on the south edge of East Kilbride, Scotland is set to be transformed. Site works during 2019 and 2020 will help to restore the natural bog and surrounding woodland habitats.
Phase one of planned works will improve the hydrology of the bog and its surroundings by removing the conifer plantation next to the bog. These trees were planted in the 1960s on deep peat, which would not be done nowadays. The conifers are now mature and a walk through the site will show that many of the trees have started blowing down already.
The conifer plantation will be removed in autumn/winter 2019 and all the material (tree trunks, branches and brash) will be taken away from the site to prevent the addition of nutrients to the sensitive habitat.
Langlands Moss will be closed to the public while the conifer trees are being removed. This is necessary for public safety, as there will be large machinery and stacked timber on site. Keep an eye on the Countryside Rangers and Friends of Langlands Moss Facebook pages, as well as signage on site to find out more.