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. 

 

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. 

Amanda Calvert

[email protected]

Courses
DayOne104

Coppice Restoration at Westonbirt Arboretum

  • Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire
  • 13 Nov 2021 - 14 Nov 2021
Explore all aspects for restoring a neglected and over stood coppice woodland in the beautiful setting of Westonbirt Arboretum. more...

Events
Rawhaw 1

Rawhaw Wood: Managing Coppice for Products

  • Live event in the woods:10:30am -3:30pm, Rawhaw Wood, Pipewell Nr Kettering Northants NN14 1QZ
  • 16 Oct 2021 - 16 Oct 2021
Rawhaw Wood is a SSSI, Ancient semi natural woodland, part of the Rockingham forest in Northamptonshire.
The day will focus on the restoration of neglected hazel coppice, on growing good quality hazel poles and maximising the economic, environmental and biodiversity opportunities within the wood.
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