Woodlands

 

Our Woodlands


About 80% of our woodland is made up of beech, oak and silver birch. The silver birch are very important because it is unusual to have a lot of mature ones. Birch are good trees to have because they do not make a thick canopy so light gets through and shrubs like hazel and bramble can grow under them. Birch woodland supports loads of invertebrates, birds like woodpeckers & nuthatches & plants such as bracket fungi.

Other tree species in our woods include:

ash

sycamore

willow

horse chestnut

sweet chestnut

elm

alder

hornbeam

lime

rowan

hawthorn

hazelnut

cherry

spruce

larch

fir

yew

holly

We aim to sustain and if possible enhance the diversity of our woodland in order to create a healthy habitat for as many different plant and animal species as possible.

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