Old School Wood

Old School Wood

grt wald forest

In 2008 approximately 130 adults and children helped create this 3.3 acre woodland adjacent to St Lawrence’s Church as part of the Branchlines Community Woodland Project. Over 500 bare-rooted trees were planted including species such as hawthorn, oak, beech, hazel, yew, mountain ash and buddleia.

Paths were cut so that visitors can walk amongst the trees, a wildlife pond created and habitat for common lizard’s and slow worm built.

Six years on the site is flourishing and wildlife is abundant. The woodland is establishing and many wildflowers are thriving helping to attract various invertebrates, the pond is alive with aquatic life and darting dragonflies and damselflies making this a beautiful place to visit.