On the farm we currently have 100 ac of woodland but are planting another 91 ac over the next 20 years to create wildlife corridors linking up our current woodland areas. As part of this we planted a new wood in 2021 of 17 ac. containing 16,000 trees with 10 native broad leaved species including willow, oak, alder, hazel, beech and cherry. All the wood we use for our fire packs comes from thinning’s from our own woodland. The Manor House and Manor Flat are also heated from wood chip; again all using waste wood harvested from the woodlands on the farm.
All woodland has to be maintained and thinned to keep it healthy. On average a wood will be thinned every 20 years – but we are careful to only do small sections so disturbance to nature and the environment is minimised.
Sponsor a Tree in Elizabeth’s Wood
In 2022 we have planted a new wood of over 3,500 native trees in support of the Green Canopy initiative for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to great Elizabeth’s Wood in her honour. Each tree is available to sponsor via the Gift section on this website.