Regeneration following Great Storm of October 1987

Birchden regenerated after Great Storm of 1987

Large coppice stools such as this chestnut are frequently found in these storm damaged woods

  • Grid reference: TQ 533 357
  • Original conifer species: Mixture of Corsican pine, Douglas fir, western hemlock and Japanese cedar
  • Current trees: Birch with some sweet chestnut coppice
  • Groundflora: Mostly bramble and broad buckler fern, but bluebell and bracken also present.