Charcoal Making (Ring Kiln & Retort)
- Westonbirt Arboretum
- 28 Aug 2021 - 29 Aug 2021
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.
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:
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.