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Around the Village: The Hazel Pear Wood

Revision 7. April 2017 (Link to Coppicing Day)

Following discussion with the Woodland Trust into the future management of the Hazel Pear Wood at the Parish Council meeting on 5. September 2011, we have placed their documents on-line here:-
Woodland Trust general management policy
(PDF Document - requires Adobe Acrobat or compatible reader - opens in new window)
Woodland Trust management policy for Hazel Pear Wood (Word Document - requires Microsoft Word or compatible reader - opens in new window)

Here are links to our 10th Anniversary celebrations on Sunday 29. August 2010, and our Volunteer Coppicing Day on 3. March 2016

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The site of the wood, before planting began

The Hazel Pear Wood is a development by the Woodland Trust, with generous financial support from Sainsbury's Homebase.

Some 4,500 trees of mixed species were planted, and the area landscaped as a village amenity. The photo above shows the seven acre field on Station Road, Acton Bridge, before planting. Here's an extract from the Woodland Trust's own page...

"Roughly square, the site is new native broadleaved woodland planted in four blocks covering 2.08 ha interspersed with a network of rides and open ground (approximately 0.72 ha). The planting mix comprised: English (Pedunculate) oak 35%, common alder 20%, ash 15%, silver birch 10%, rowan 5%, and 10% woody shrubs: hazel 5%, hawthorn 2%, dog rose 2%, and blackthorn 1%."

The new gateway to the field Planting the sapling trees in March 2000
Click on the link to read about the visit by children from Crowton School in October 2001

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The nascent Hazel Pear Wood, in October 2000, showing the notice board

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The map of the Hazel Pear Wood

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December 2000, the frozen pond

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December 2000, berries in the frost

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November 2001, the oak tree in Autumn colour

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November 2001, the Merestone
Click on the link to read about the visit by children from Crowton School

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June 2004, the pond

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June 2004, one of the rides

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June 2006, the entrance and display board

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Above and below - July 2010, the entrance and the ride parallel to Station Road

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More pictures from July 2010 appear below

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Another generation of Oak in the making!

Here are links to our 10th Anniversary celebrations on Sunday 29. August 2010, and our Volunteer Coppicing Day on 3. March 2016

And here are links to the Woodland Trust Website and their own page about the Hazel Pear Wood.
Please call back here, as more images and references will be added in the coming weeks.


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