A superb example of a second rotation commercial plantation. Sporting rights are included.
Llandegley Rhos was established by the Forestry Commission in the late 1950’s with a pure crop of Sitka spruce, well suited to the moist growing conditions of the area.
It is located in the rolling countryside of Powys, which is noted for its commercial plantations. Now a second rotation commercial plantation, the property occupies a gently undulating site that reaches approximately 250m above sea level. Soils are loamy/clay, which are acidic and seasonally wet, and whilst only moderately fertile, are ideal for Sitka spruce.
The first felling phase was in 1998 and the southern half of the property was clear felled and restocked with 7.78 hectares of 75% Sitka spruce and 25% broadleaves in descretely separate areas.
The spruce is now growing exceptionally well and may be suitable for a first thinning in the next five years, providing income for a new owner. Alternatively this could be left as a non-thin coupe and clearfelled within the next twenty years or so.
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