Chaddesden Wood

Tree Planting in Derbyshire at Chaddesden Wood

Chaddesden Wood is situated in Oakwood, a residential area of over 5,000 homes and local businesses, situated on the northern edge of Derby. It is Derby’s only ancient oak woodland.

IMPORTANT VISITOR INFOTake only photos. Leave only footsteps.

To keep the woodland as natural as possible we don’t label individual trees and we ask that visitors do not place their own plaques, labels, flowers, etc in the woodland. Each tree we plant should be seen as part of a natural woodland.

Before visiting this woodland, please read our Frequently Asked Questions page, which gives you helpful tips about your tree and visitor guidance.

The woodland was purchased by Derby City Council in 1990 and declared a local nature reserve in 1991. It covers an area of 9 hectares. The circular woodland trail is regularly used by dog walkers and other Oakwood residents.

Chaddesden Wood consists of predominantly oak, hazel, silver birch, beech and sycamore. Holly, honeysuckle and a small area of rhododendron provide lower level shrub habitats.

Birds are numerous especially: robins, greater spotted woodpeckers, jackdaws, tits, wood pigeons, chiff chaffs, jays, nuthatches and tree creepers. Mammals living in and around the wood include squirrels, foxes and at least 3 species of bat.

Native bluebells provide a spectacular display in the spring. Bracken, brambles and nettles are prolific during the summer months along with ferns, wood anemone and willow herb

Frog and toad spawn can be found in the ponds in spring. Butterflies such as the speckled wood and purple hair streak can be seen during summer months.
Various types of fungi are present in autumn.

The Friends of Chaddesden Wood is a volunteer group established in February 2011 to involve Oakwood residents in the management of the woodland and to develop health and education walks. Conservation events are held monthly to undertake activities appropriate to the season and management plan.

Tasks undertaken so far include:

Planting of native species of tree. Additional trees are still required to further develop the under store.
Reducing the number of sycamore saplings and other invasive/ non-native species that pose a threat to the oak woodland.
Litter picking.

You can spot the newly planted trees in their green, protective shelters and the newest trees are the smallest. They'll soon grow out of the top of their shelters though.

Photo Gallery

  • Chaddesden Wood  -  Derby  -  Mature Tree
  • Chaddesden Wood  -  Derby  -  Information Board
  • Chaddesden Wood  -  Springwood Drive  -  Oaks And Silver Birch FEB 2021.jpg
  • Chaddesden Wood  -  Derby  -  Trees In Shelters  -  NOV 2018
  • Chaddesden Wood  -  Derby  -  Oaks And Horse Chestnut Trees In Shelters
  • Chaddesden Wood  -  Derby  -  Oak Tree In Shelter
  • Chaddesden Wood  -  Derby  -  Lime Green Planting Zone 2021
  • Chaddesden Wood  -  Derby  -  Planting Areas
  • Chaddesden Wood  -  Derby  -  Entrance To Lime Lane Wood
  • Chaddesden Wood  -  Lime Lane Wood  -  Derby  -  Trees In Shelters SEP 2020.jpg

Tree Species at Chaddesden Wood

Since 2011 EFORESTS has worked with the land owners and local volunteers to plant 2062 new native tree species.

The following tree species were planted on the site:


Address

Springwood Drive
Chaddesden, Derby
Derbyshire
DE21 2JX

Map



External links

https://focwood.wixsite.com/focwood

EFORESTS is not responsible for the content on external websites.

IMPORTANT VISITOR INFOTake only photos. Leave only footsteps.

To keep the woodland as natural as possible we don’t label individual trees and we ask that visitors do not place their own plaques, labels, flowers, etc in the woodland. Each tree we plant should be seen as part of a natural woodland.

Before visiting this woodland, please read our Frequently Asked Questions page, which gives you helpful tips about your tree and visitor guidance.

EFORESTS have been tree planting in Derbyshire and many other regions since 2006. You can dedicate a tree to be planted in Derbyshire or elsewhere in the UK on our Tree Dedication page.