Birchanger Wood Trust

Birchanger Wood consists of 69 acres of ancient coppiced woodland – hornbeam, hazel, ash, birch, oak, sweet chestnut, cherry, holly, and a wide range of flora including English bluebells, wood anemones and golden saxifrages.

The wood is maintained entirely by volunteers in accordance with a management plan drawn up by professional ecologists and the Forestry Commission for the benefit of local community and visitors and supported by donations from a wide range of organisations, private, public and by individuals.

We have recently installed 5.3 Kilometres of winding all-weather, wheelchair-friendly path.

If you would like to contribute to our work in any way, as a volunteer or to help the work, please go to the contact section of the web site.

The wood is owned and managed by the Birchanger Wood Trust 2018, a charitable incorporated organisation that was created exclusively to manage the wood for the public good.

 

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Treat Our Bluebells With Respect – Don’t Kill Them

While the vast majority of people enjoy Birchanger Wood’s springtime carpet of bluebells on their walks through our local woodland, some visitors are picking large numbers of them and trampling them by straying off paths. The picking of wild flowers and plants in Birchanger Wood is a criminal offence. According  to the Wildlife and Countryside … Continue reading Treat Our Bluebells With Respect – Don’t Kill Them

Call for Volunteers for Coppicing and Woodland Ecology Survey

Protecting native woodlands is regarded as crucial in the fight against climate change. Our community is very fortunate to have an ancient woodland on its doorstep, Birchanger Wood. The trust that manages the wood was originally set up to end encroachment by housing and preserve it as “green lungs” in an area dominated by the … Continue reading Call for Volunteers for Coppicing and Woodland Ecology Survey

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