New Woodland Taking Shape at Needwood

New Woodland Taking Shape at Needwood

As part of its woodland creation plan, the Duchy of Lancaster has planted more than 175 new avenue trees on the Needwood estate in Staffordshire. Working in partnership with forestry consultants Forwoods and the National Forest, the new planting includes trees within the existing hedgerow along the A515, tree-lined entranceways to Hadley Farm and Eland […]

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5-Year Woodland Creation Plan for Needwood

The Duchy of Lancaster is to plant 25 acres of new woodland on the historic Needwood Estate in Staffordshire as part of its strategic objective on woodland creation. The Duchy’s Needwood Estate extends to 7,300 acres and historically included a large area of ancient woodland which was home to extensive stocks of wolf, wild boar […]

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Natural Dams Aid Flood Prevention

The Duchy of Lancaster has recently completed a project in partnership with the Environment Agency to guard against potential flooding in woodland areas this winter. The initial trial focuses on catchment flooding at Marchington Woods, part of the ancient Royal Needwood Forest, on the Duchy’s Staffordshire Survey. The project has involved the felling of selected […]

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Tree-Planting In Whitewell

Pupils from Class 1 of Thorneyholme Primary School in Dunsop Bridge braved the elements this week to help the Duchy plant a new generation of trees in Whitewell. The Duchy’s woodland team planted a new avenue of 50 trees on the Longridge approach to the Whitewell Estate with the aspiration of planting 100 acres of […]

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