Broadleaf woodland trees planted

pink fuzzy pod
Creative Commons License photo credit: frankenstoen

We originally applied to the Forestry Commission for permission to plant some new trees in August — well the good news is that as of this week, everything is complete!

The 995 indigenous broadleaf trees that have gone in included 373 oak trees, 373 ash trees and a mixture of crabapple, spindle, hazel and alder buckthorn.

Of course, it’s going to be some time before the trees start coming through, and a good few years until they reach anything like normal size, but it’s good to know that at some point in the future there will be nearly 1000 new broadleaf trees around the nature reserve.

Ask the readers: broad-leaved trees?

Hi there everyone! As mentioned in a previous post, we are currently awaiting news on an application to the Forestry Commission to plant a bunch of new broad-leaved trees in the nature reserve. We were just wondering if there were any experts out there that could share any advice on the kinds of species we might attract with certain types of tree, whether the weather in South-West England is particurly receptive to certain kinds of tree, or if there are any great online resources that will help us to best decide on and look after any newly planted trees…

If you can offer any help/links/whatever please leave a note in the comments! Thanks! 🙂