Our own 13 acre chestnut, oak and softwood woodland
In 2007 Ed Brooks Furniture was successful in purchasing a 13 acre woodand on the outskirts of Wootton Fitzpaine, within one mile of the workshop.
The woodland lease was sold off by the Forestry Commission, the freehold is owned by the ancestors of the local Estate family, who have always been family friends.
The woodland can be separated into two distinct characters, a couple of acres of sweet chestnut, which was planted around the time of the second world war, this planting is overcrowded with many windfallen trees. Our aim is to sensibly manage this timber and improve the aready diverse habitats.
The second area, the majority of the woodland, is softwood, mainly Norway Spruce. Again planted aroud the time of the second world war, many of these trees have succumbed to the winds and lie in an ever increasing diverse understorey. The plan is to harvest this windfallen timber and to replant with mixed locally indigenous tree species.
The woodland is on a slope with a stream running through it, it boasts an amazing spring time bloom of bluebells and Anemones. Maybe one day when we are not so busy, a treehouse will look down on them.