The Planting Plan (left) shows different Parcels of woodland, split into four main types, and divided by broad rides and grassy meadows.
Parcels A to E – Woodland Belt – with larger trees such as Maple, Birch, Oak, Scots Pine and Yew.
Parcels F to L – Wet woodland – with Alders, Willows (White, Crack, and Goat), Birch, and smaller trees like Buckthorn, Dogwood, and Guelder Rose.
These border the Wild Flower Meadow and more open areas of the site.
Parcels M to P – Central Woodland – with trees such as Maple, Birch, Beech, Oak, Lime, Rowan, and smaller trees such as Dogwood, Hawthorn, Spindle, Wayfaring Tree, and Guelder Rose.
Parcel Q – Wildlife Wood – with trees such as Maple, Hazel, Crab Apple, Wild Cherry, Rowan, Wild Service, Dogwood, Hawthorn, Spindle, and Dog, Field and Guelder Rose to provide lots of colour and habitat.
Additionally, we are planning:
A “Nut Area” (in Parcel O), with Hazels, Sweet Chestnuts, Walnuts, Almonds, and some soft fruits like Mulberry and Medlar that may be cropped in autumn.
Soft fruit trees such as Apples, Pears, Wild Plums and Cherries to be planted in small groups of 5 to 7 in and around the main woodland areas, which may be harvested in autumn.
“Specimen” trees, such as Red Oak, Cedar of Lebanon (1), Golden Sycamore, and Sweet Gum as well as Oaks and Silver and Himalayan Birch to be planted in specific spots around the site to provide the “full stops”.