Replenishing Ancient Woodland

Replenishing Ancient Woodland

The Duchy of Lancaster has planted over 17,500 trees across 17.6 acres at Greaves Wood on the Needwood Estate in Staffordshire replenishing parts of the ancient woodland afflicted by Ash Dieback.  The new plantings include a mix of native species, including oak, beech, cherry, hazel and mixed conifers, providing a resilient and sustainable habitat which […]

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Natural Beehives In Needwood

Visitors to the natural beauty spot known as Jackson’s Bank in the Needwood Forest in Staffordshire may have noticed that six silver birch trees have been felled near the picnic area in recent months. This is because the trees had reached maturity and, as part of the Duchy’s ongoing woodland management plan, they have now […]

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From Coop To Classroom

A long-standing tenant of Brakenhurst Farm on the Needwood Estate in Staffordshire is bringing the coop to the classroom with a unique lending service called Hens For Hire.  Aimed at providing children and young people with hands-on experience of hen-keeping and incubator hatching, this award-winning service is available to schools and care homes as well […]

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Beagles About!

A tenant at Coulters Hill Cottage on the Needwood estate in Staffordshire has been providing a valuable national service for the past nine years. Beagle Welfare is a registered charity managed by volunteers which cares for, rehabilitates and re-homes pedigree beagles with deserving owners nationwide. No fewer than 2,163 beagles have been successfully re-homed by […]

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