Joyden’s Wood to be revived following £8,848 grant

PUBLISHED: 16:25 29 October 2012

Ancient areas of woodland in Joyden’s Wood are being restored to encourage a variety of flora and fauna thanks to a £8,848 grant.

The funding was given to the Woodland Trust received from environmental organisation SITA Trust.

The work, which began this autumn and will take 18 months to complete, will see the trees and paths cleared to encourage some of the UK’s most threatened habitats such as the pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly, lesser spotted woodpecker and the greater horseshoe bat.

Simon Bateman from the Woodland Trust said: “Thanks to the funding we do our best to encourage wildlife to make Joyden’s Wood home.”

The project will see the removal of some non-native conifers which have damaged the woodland ecology by limiting light to the plants below.

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