6830 trees being planted at Bubbenhall Meadows to join up 3 woodlands

Thursday 5th January 2017

Copyright Karl Curtis

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is planting 6830 trees at our newest nature reserve Bubbenhall Meadows and we're inviting the public to come and help!

Planting these trees will join up three local woods, Bubbenhall Wood, Wappenbury Wood and Ryton Wood. Adding these trees bolsters the existing planting and will regenerate an area which has been quarried. This really exciting project is part of a Living Landscape approach. The idea is to create wildlife-rich spaces on a bigger scale, that are better managed and connected.

Join Warwickshire Wildlife Trust for a public tree planting day on Saturday 4th February. The drop-in session runs between 10am - 1pm. We'll provide the tools, the trees and the know-how. All ages are welcome and children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Anyone interested should let us know they're coming and remember to dress appropriately. Visit our event page for more details

By joining up these ancient woodlands we will create wildlife corridors which are vital as wildlife cannot travel between isolated patches of habitat. Once the trees are established wildlife will be able to move through the joined-up woodland and rare species such as dormice may move in.

We're planting oak, silver birch, goat willow, hawthorn, blackthorn, hazel, aspen, elder, dogwood, spindle and field maple. These trees were chosen to reflect those in local woodland and have West Midlands provenance. They will be planted by a local contractor, our dedicated volunteers and members of the public if they want to join in!

Copyright John Roberts

Funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and our generous supporters allowed us to purchase Bubbenhall Wood and Meadow creating this new nature reserve for future generations to enjoy.

Karl Curtis, Reserves and Community Engagement Officer for Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, said: "Restoring the quarried areas is important and will boost the links for wildlife between the woodlands. We want wildlife to thrive and re-colonise our landscape so future generations can encounter, experience and enjoy our natural heritage. And so that we can too."

For more information and to arrange any interviews, please contact Louise Barrack, Communications Officer, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
t: 024 7630 8997
e: louise.barrack@wkwt.org.uk


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