Tredavsyl Copse

Tree Planting in Cornwall at Tredavsyl Copse

Tredavsyl Copse is a former china clay pit close to St Just in Cornwall.

The woodland and surrounding moorland features various habitats which are being actively managed by a local family to enhance their conservation value.

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.

* 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.

Tredavsyl Copse is a former china clay pit close to St Just in Cornwall.

The woodland and surrounding moorland features various habitats which are being actively managed by a local family to enhance their conservation value.

The area contains a large pond (situated in the clay pit itself), valuable areas of lowland heath and other land under bracken, willowherb and nettles.

This latter zone is currently being planted with a range of native trees.

As three sides of area are surrounded by dairy pasture a priority has been to establish a wildlife friendly buffer zone of native trees and shrubs around the edges of the site.

The aim of this woodland establishment is to protect the sensitive pond and heathland habitats from the influx of fertilizers, slurry and herbicides which are periodically applied to the nearby fields.

Outside of the pond and heathland zones areas of native woodland are being established to provide a mosaic of new habitats to attract a wide variety of wildlife.

A botanical survey of the site has been carried out by a team of county experts and wildlife records are being kept by the owners for submission to the local environmental records centre (part of Cornwall Wildlife Trust).

Site work has been assisted by a wide range of local volunteers, including students from Duchy College.

As parking at this site is limited, the owners would appreciate prior contact before visiting.

Please email kenidjack@hotmail.com to let them know when you're visiting.

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Tree Species at Tredavsyl Copse

Since 2013 EFORESTS has worked with the land owners and local volunteers to plant 1165 new native tree species.

The following tree species were planted on the site:


Address


Leswidden
Cornwall


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.

Dedicate a tree to be planted in Cornwall or elsewhere in the UK.