Frederick’s Wood

Tree Planting in Norfolk at Frederick’s Wood

Frederick's Wood is approximately 150 years old and mostly planted with Beech trees. A wider variety of tree species are being planted there over the next few years to improve the biodiversity of the woodlands for all to enjoy.

* THIS WOODLAND IS Temporarily Full *
We’ve planted so many trees here that there isn’t any space to plant more. We hope to be able to plant here again in future years.
For the nearest alternative woodlands take a look at the Woodlands Locations Map.

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.

Frederick's Wood is an area of public woodland in the middle of the Woodlands housing estate, off Croxton Road in Thetford.

The wood is owned by Thetford Town Council. It is thought to have been planted up approximately 150+ years ago and is dominated by mature beech trees, but lacks much in the way of lower layers or natural regeneration.

Adding a greater mix of trees species will take the site forwards as a more mixed deciduous woodland with greater biodiversity for all to enjoy.

The young trees are planted discretely to discourage any vandalism. This means the young trees are planted without shelters, so they can not be that obvious to find when you're walking around the woodland.

In previous years, trees planted here with shelters and support canes attracted the attention of vandals. They removed the shelters and canes and were left across the woodland floor. Many trees were also destroyed.

Around the edges of the paths and the woodland borders, even planted discretely in the undergrowth, you'll find tree species like Field Maple, Hawthorn, Hazel and Wild Cherry.

The young trees are typically 30 - 60cm tall.

Photo Gallery

  • Fredericks Wood  -  Norfolk  -  Mature Beech Trees
  • Fredericks Wood  -  Sweet Chestnut Tree In Shelter
  • Fredericks Wood  -  Hornbeam Tree In Shelter
  • Fredericks Wood  -  Norfolk  -  Wild Cherry Sapling  -  OCT 2021
  • Fredericks Wood  -  Norfolk  -  Hazel Sapling  -  OCT 2021
  • Fredericks Wood  -  Norfolk  -  Hawthorn Sapling  -  OCT 2021
  • Fredericks Wood  -  Norfolk  -  Field Maple Sapling OCT 2021
  • Fredericks Wood  -  Norfolk  -  Field Maple Sapling  -  9 OCT 2021
  • Fredericks Wood  -  Norfolk  -  Dogwood Sapling  -  OCT 2021
  • Fredericks Wood  -  Norfolk  -  Common Beech Canopy  -  OCT 2021

Tree Species at Frederick's Wood

Since 2020 EFORESTS has worked with the land owners and local volunteers to plant 865 new native tree species.

The following tree species were planted on the site:


Address

Woodlands Drive
Thetford
Norfolk
IP24 1JQ

Map

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