Oakley Wood

Tree Planting in Warwickshire at Oakley Wood

Oakley Wood is a substantial area of predominantly conifer plantation located on an ancient woodland site.

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.

Oakley Wood is managed by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust on behalf of the land owner Warwick District Council. It is a 48 hectare PAWS site.

Oakley Wood is a substantial area of predominantly conifer plantation located on an ancient woodland site. The dominant tree species is Scots pine with varying proportions of European larch and Douglas fir. Native broadleaves are present throughout much of the woodland, both as young regeneration and more mature trees.

With an overall ambition to restore the site to native broadleaves, recent management has focused on thinning to reduce the proportion of conifers and promote natural regeneration. Other works include widening of rides and clearing around ponds which has significantly improved the wildlife value of the site. The site includes the scheduled monument of Oakley Wood Camp, a univallate hillfort which is partially covered in trees and brambles.

The site has a reasonable network of rides and footpaths, which are well travelled by walkers and visitors from the neighbouring crematorium.

Oakley Wood is managed with an overall ambition to restore the site to native broadleaves. Recent management has focused on thinning to reduce the proportion of conifers and promote natural regeneration. Other works include widening of rides and clearing around ponds aimed at improving the wildlife value of the site.

Oakley Wood is managed by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and EFORESTS have worked with the trust and local volunteers to plant hundreds trees across the site.

Photo Gallery

  • Oakley Wood  -  Warwickshire  -  Mature Scots Pine Trees And Bracken
  • Oakley Wood  -  Warwickshire  -  Newly Planted Trees In Shelters Among Mature Scots Pine 2021
  • Oakley Wood  -  Warwickshire  -  New Trees Are Planted In Shelters In Areas Where Old Pine Trees Have Been Felled

Tree Species at Oakley Wood

Since 2020 EFORESTS has worked with the land owners and local volunteers to plant 640 new native tree species.

The following tree species were planted on the site:


Address

Oakley Wood Road
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV33 9QP

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External links

https://www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/OakleyWood

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