In the Spring of 2011, with funding from Community Spaces, over 80 young pine trees and over 100 shrubs and deciduous trees were planted. These will improve the biodiversity of the woodland as they grow and mature.
Gaps in the outer ring of Scots Pine now have new trees and more species of deciduous trees have been planted in the inner ring. Over 100 shrubs- hawthorn, hazel, dog rose, blackthorn- have also been planted. All to encourage the flora and fauna.
The Scots Pine (Fagus Sylvatica) were first planted by Henry James Pye in the 1780s. They form the outer ring. Some of the original Scots Pine still exist, so are more than 200 years old. It is said they are some of the best Scots Pine in the south of the British Isles.
The trees around the tower are broadleaf trees. Majestic Beech, Sweet Chestnut and Sycamore as well as oak, ash, rowan, cherry.
There are many bird species living in the woodland, and others visit as they migrate.
Some of those sighted in Autumn 2012:
Many wild flowers and plants can be found. These are just a few.
and in the Autumn some fabulous fungi