Sykes Farm Plantation

Tree Planting in Lincolnshire at Sykes Farm Plantation

Sykes Farm woodland, at Gibraltar Point nature reserve, was originally planted around 50 years ago. The new planting includes a shelter belt that is a significant roost site for over-wintering birds.

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.

Sykes Farm at Gibraltar Point is managed by The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Sykes Farm Plantation was originally planted around 50 years ago, this wood surrounds a historic working farm and consists of mainly native broad leaved species.

The new woodland is an area where visitors can enjoy and learn about natural history. The main planting area will spread across 2 acres.

A tree shelter belt is also being restored as it's a significant roost site for over-wintering thrushes such as redwings, song thrushes and blackbirds.

Some shrubs have also been planted, in the wildlife garden project at the Visitor Centre, to promote the use of native tree species to visitors and highlight the specific benefits of each species eg: berries, early nectar, food for important invertebrate communities etc.

Photo Gallery

  • Gibraltar Point Visitor Centre  -  Lincolnshire
  • Gibraltar Point  -  Lincolnshire  -  Young Spindle Tree In Shelter
  • Gibraltar Point  -  Lincolnshire  -  Young Oak Tree In Shelter
  • Gibraltar Point  -  Lincolnshire  -  Young Hazel Tree In Shelter
  • Gibraltar Point  -  Lincolnshire  -  Young Dogwood Tree In Shelter

Tree Species at Sykes Farm Plantation

Since 2021 EFORESTS has worked with the land owners and local volunteers to plant 605 new native tree species.

The following tree species were planted on the 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.

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