TM1498 : Lower Wood Nature Reserve - recent coppicing

taken 9 years ago, near to Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, Great Britain

Lower Wood Nature Reserve - recent coppicing
Lower Wood Nature Reserve - recent coppicing
This area has recently been cleared and all smaller trees were coppiced, with the cut stems tidily arranged in bundles, ready for collection. The tall trees left standing are hornbeams.

Lower Wood > LinkExternal link has existed since the end of the last ice age. It is recorded in the Domesday book and has supplied the local population with timber for hundreds of years up until the 1970s. A legacy of the wood's working past are the many coppiced trees > LinkExternal link dating from the times when ash poles were supplied to a brush-making factory in nearby Wymondham. The woodland is also one of the best places in Norfolk to see hornbeam trees (Carpinus betulus) > LinkExternal link. The sycamores that grow here are in the process of being removed - they are not native to the UK and threaten plant growth on the woodland floor. The 37 hectares of ancient coppice and woodland > LinkExternal link are now a nature reserve and SSSI, managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and traversed by a number of tracks and paths.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 10 December, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 11 December, 2009
Category
Nature reserve > Nature Reserve   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 143 980 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:32.2863N 1:9.5468E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 142 980
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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