Woodland only thrives in symbiosis with man and this woodland has not seen anyone for a very long time. It is hoped that we can restore and begin to harvest the thatching reed of which there is 6.5 acres approx. Then to revive the coppice to a level where it can be cropped and used in all manner of ways to demonstrate the ancient art now largely lost in Norfolk.
Coppice habitat is very important to many of our butterflies and vanishing species of other plants and animals, we are now into the second year of a 15 year revival programme and have already begun to see the vigour and variety returning to the woodland as the light is reintroduced to the space.
We have a serious and difficult problem to tackle in the shape of Himalayan Balsam that has invaded the site and is currently threatening the health of the reed and sedge beds and now the coppice too. Although we have been attacking it for the past three years we have only managed to knock it back in certain areas. With this we need all the help we can get and often have enjoyable “Balsam Bashing ” weekends.
So if you feel like joining us please get in touch!