Froe Wood

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Froe Wood is over fifteen acres of ancient semi-natural woodland, part of the larger Ley Park Wood in Blaisdon, Gloucestershire.

The wood is dominated by over 150 oak standards which form a high canopy over an understorey of hazel, yew and holly. This understorey is gradually being brought back into a coppice rotation, producing a variety of sustainable coppice products when each coup is harvested every five to seven years, as well as firewood and timber from thinning of the canopy. Alongside the oaks we have mature cherry, birch and ash, as well as small-leaved lime, field maple and wild service tree.

The cyclical coppice rotation allows sunlight to reach the woodland floor, increasing ground flora and biodiversity and giving a wide variety of ecological benefits. Over 160 species of flora have been identified in Froe Wood, alongside mosses and lichens, fungi and fauna.

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