Native Woodlands

 

Just as integral as the exotic plants collections are the native habitats that make up our native woodland areas. Our native woodland areas form a wider part of the site, playing an equally important plant conservation and education role.

There are three main areas of woodland at the Arboretum, a working coppice woodland of birch, hazel and sweet chestnut, a mature woodland of oak, lime, and ash, and a recently established woodland of almost 14,000 native trees that were planted in early 2008. Each of these woodland areas exist as distinct habitats whilst located on the same site.