The Prehen Woods is a small wooded parkland area close to Derry City, Northern Ireland. It has taken constant campaigning by local residents to protect the woods from threats of clearance for housing.
Once again the bulldozers and chain saws entered the Prehen Woods in February, 2012, to destroy another corner of the woods to make way for more houses. A local campaign: No to housing development in Prehen Woods has a Facebook page and an online petition.
It is an ancient woodland dating back to 1600. The entire wood has “Tree Preservation Order” status. It is managed by The Woodland Trust.