Springdale Wood lies between the Medical Centre and Springdale Lane It was purchased in by Woodland Trust as one of 250 ‘Woods on Your Doorstep’ to mark the Millennium and planted in November 1999 by local residents. The objective is to create a mixed canopy tall woodland dominated by ash, birch, cherry and oak, an under canopy of hazel, rowan and other woodland shrubs, and a ground layer of appropriate flowering plants. To achieve this, vigorous and oppressive goat willow is being coppiced in rotation.
Since the beginning, Woodland Trust has not had resources to manage Springdale Wood and, in 2011, a local community group, ‘Friends of Springdale’ was established by East Bridgford Wildlife and Biodiversity Community Interest Company to take on responsibility for managing the wood on a regular basis. The Friends have carried out practical woodland management tasks every autumn, winter and spring, focusing on control of willow, but also removing non-native plants so a woodland characteristic of this part of Nottinghamshire can develop.
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‘Friends’ at work in winter
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East Bridgford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom