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Century Wood

Half of this woodland is covered by mature oak trees.  They will probably not get a great deal bigger, but they will certainly outlive us all. An internal track allows the owners to get the full benefit of this magnificent growth. Under the oaks, chestnut coppice flourishes, as well as hazel, birch, and a variety of woodland flowers and shrubs. Near the northern boundary, where the woodland meets an arable field, there has been a wide track between ancient wood banks. The ditch alongside this feeds sedge and other wetland plants.

The eastern area is completely different -- a 31-year old plantation of larch. These trees are conifers, but lose their needles every autumn, and in spring the fresh, soft green needles are a unique sight.

 

 

 

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