Merlin, Woodland Glade.
Merlin is part of the additional woodland we acquired in June 2014. The glade itself was subsequently commissioned in 2017 with the clearance of choking weeds and thickets starting soon after - an essential job to help the new trees get established, remove species that had succumbed to disease and encourage the return of woodland plants.
The clearance revealed a diverse selection of native tree species which we have been nurturing ever since. They look well established already and will make a fitting contribution to a mature and ancient woodland of the future.
Access is via Woodpecker glade and a path to the rear which runs along the bottom of the woodland.
All plots are either in use or reserved.
The site nestles within 60 acres of managed woodland and mainly comprises Poplar trees. The trees have now achieved an impressive level of maturity. The silvery green foliage and rustling leaves give the glade a unique character.
Over the passage of time other native trees will be introduced such as Oak etc and the glade will take on a traditional woodland feel. In the meantime it offers a sanctuary for many different woodland plants and animals which are actively encouraged through good husbandry of the land. Deer, foxes and squirrels are just a few of the regular inhabitants.