The hazel trees will soon regrow, within 2-3 years, and then can be coppiced again on a 5-7 year rotation. Removing the dense shrub cover in the coppice area, also encourages the spread of woodland wildflowers, such as bluebells, wild daffodils, winter aconites and anemones.
They also planted shrubs in the Upper Wilderness borders as part of the restoration of the 18th Century tiered linear planting scheme in this area.
Thank you Virgin Media and Sustain who organised the day, for a very good day's work in this heritage garden. We look forward to welcoming another two groups from Virgin Media in March 2014 to continue the Upper Wilderness project.