Winter Wood was one of the first woodland compartments to be planted in the Country Park in 1999. Most of the trees were dedicated and planted by supporters of LOROS (Leicestershire Organisation for the Relief of Suffering) and the Laura Centre in Leicester. It is located to the east of the natural play area.
Winter Wood differs to the other woodland areas of the park, with a mix of native and non-native trees chosen to be of particular interest during the winter months. They include silver birch, Forret’s maple, white barked Himalyan birch, lace bark pine, Tibetan cherry, Scots pine, wild cherry, dogwood, blackthorn and holly. Wildflowers including bluebells, wild daffodils, winter aconite and snowdrops have been planted, providing a burst of colour in spring.
Winter Wood is managed in the same manner as the other woodland compartments, with a range of techniques taking place: tree thinning to allow healthy tree growth, halo thinning around mature oak and ash specimens and creation of dead wood piles for invertebrates, birds, amphibians and small mammals.
Last updated: Thursday, 13 June 2019 11:45 am