BRINGING WOODLANDS TO LIFE

Woodland Biodiversity Project

Small Woods is working in partnership with Severn Trent on an exciting project to improve woodlands for wildlife and nature. We are embarking on a programme of biodiversity improvements which will restore coppice, bring woodlands back into management and create new woodland habitats in the Severn Trent area.
 
The Woodland Biodiversity Project will bring 1000 hectares of woodland enhancements over a five-year period through an active engagement process with woodland owners, community trusts and other stakeholders. It will focus on monitoring how woodlands respond to intervention, champion the cause of management and develop a series of demonstration projects to highlight the importance of woodland products both in conservation and as a natural asset.
 
Although the project is aimed at woodland wildlife, we will also consider the importance of ecosystem services through the work we undertake. In particular, we will highlight how community involvement opportunities can provide a range of social, health and wellbeing benefits. 

Biodiversity Blogs

Nick is producing a series of monthly blogs which aims to show the seasonal, dynamic changes happening our woodlands. Looking at some of the more common flora and how they occupy the herb layer, highlighting how light, structure and species impact on the woodland ecology whilst discovering some of the rarer ancient woodland indicator species for which this habitat provides a sanctuary. We will also look at our more traditional woodland management methods in action and their future importance for biodiversity.

To read the blogs follow the links below:

March 2021

April 2021

May 2021

June 2021

Get in touch 

If you are a Small Woods member in the Severn Trent area and interested in the project or how we can support you with your woodland, please do get in touch. 

Nick Marsh. Woodland Biodiversity Project Officer, Small Woods

Nick Marsh - Woodland Biodiversity Project Officer, Small Woods

Nick Marsh
Woodland Biodiversity Project Officer
Small Woods
[email protected] 
 
Courses
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Charcoal Making (Ring Kiln & Retort)

  • Westonbirt Arboretum
  • 28 Aug 2021 - 29 Aug 2021
This is a great opportunity to learn and compare the two key charcoal and Bio-char making techniques using a ring kiln and retort methods. more...

Events
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Small Woods Association AGM and Skills Share 2021

  • 2nd October Online 10am to 4:30pm, 3rd October Live Walks
  • 02 Oct 2021 - 03 Oct 2021
Following the success of last year, we are once more holding our AGM and Skills Share online. Providing easy access to an exciting range of talks, workshops and demonstrations. Including, new for this year - we are inviting members to host Sunday morning woodland walks across the country for you to book into and attend!

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