Our woodland 5-year regeneration plan is well under way, so far, we have completed the following:
- Planting of 2200 bareroot blackthorne hedging to perimeter of woodland in August/September 2016 (to encourage bird nesting and feeding).
- Between August and December 2017, 140 dead, dying and dangerous trees felled. Some non-native trees like sycamore and larch felled.
- Habitat piles made from felled trees/brush. Intended for hedgehog and general woodland nesting/hibernation.
- Fleece from alpacas shared among habitat piles for enrichment purposes.
- Replanting of 1500 failed barefoot hedging to perimeter.
- Spreading of hedgehog and wild bird feed though out woodland started 1st January 2018. The plan is to repeat this process 4 weeks.
- Laid 2000 meters of irrigation system to the perimeter in January/February 2018
- Added 2 bee hives with up to 2,500 bees in each one. They are already producing honey.
- 2 Hedgehog dens have been created – the doors have been opened to allow their voluntary release back into their natural habitat.