Hertigage Week

Horticultural Training

A 3.5 acre site will be planted with Sessile Oak species and a suitable nurse species such as Larch or Scots pine and training will be given on planting techniques and woodland management.

To further enhance the ecology of the site a program of hedgerow improvement will be undertaken with the planting of species such as Alder, Birch, Hawthorn, Holly and Crab Apple. This will improve habitats for birds and other species such as rabbits, hares, hedgehogs, badgers and foxes. Again, hedgerow maintenance courses will be provided at the site as will education programs for school children and the general public.