Allstar EcoPoint at Madresfield

The western edge of this woodland, planted in 2014, is just 150m from the eastern edge of a large housing estate on the east side of Great Malvern. It is surrounded by cropland but 3 public footpaths, well-used by local people, meet at its centre point. It also links in with a network of hedges and scattered trees. Some wildflower species previously suppressed by arable farming will also re-establish themselves. There may be scope to further enhance the habitat for pollinating insects.

The wood will be managed as continuous cover – ie by sequential thinning that creates a permanent all age woodland – to provide wood-fuel. This practice allows more light to reach the ground which encourages development of ground flora and further natural regeneration of trees, as well as enhancing the growth of un-thinned trees.

The project affords a fine view over the Malvern Hills to the west. It will enhance the landscape and biodiversity and afford pleasure to local residents.

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Validated under the Woodland Carbon Code.

Project additional benefits:

  • community
  • wildlife
  • productive
  • Trees planted:

  • 7,616 over 4.76 hectares for EcoPoint members
  • Predicted CO2 capture:

  • 1,640 tonnes over 50 years for Ecopoint members
  • Species mix:

  • Oak, Western red cedar, Sycamore, Alder, Birch, Cherry, Japanese cedar, Other broadleaves