Blackbird Woodland Burial Glade
Blackbird 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.
Blackbird glade is unique in that it has a secluded section within it that allowed for the interment of Ashes. This part of the Glade is already full.
As with other Glades, 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 down the first avenue of trees and across Pipit Glade.
More images of Blackbird will appear soon.
The site was consecrated in June 2014 with the glade being subsequently commissioned in 2017. It took time to clear the dense undergrowth and prepare the glade. By 2018 the ground work had been completed and in 2019 the glade was fully established. It was finally opened in 2022.
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 and squirrels are just a few of the regular inhabitants.