Award for living landscape in Sheering

Communities / Sat 15th Oct 2016 at 01:53pm

CopseTHE Copse (a small wood) in Sheering forms an important link in a chain of woodlands linking Epping Forest with Hatfield Forest.

The site was an open field until the 1950’s and 1960’s when it was planted with a mixture of woodland trees. It was left unmanaged for 48 years until Sheering Parish Council invited Epping Forest Countrycare and their volunteers to manage the site in 2014.

They were tasked with removing fallen trees and making the site safe. Paths were cleared and dangerous trees were removed. An open woodland glade was created using wildflower seeds after removing 30 Scots Pine trees and a lot of discarded rubbish.

This award is their award

Local Ward Councillor and Safer, Greener and Transport Portfolio Holder Councillor Gary Waller said: “What great news! This is now the 6th site in the Epping Forest district to receive the award.”

“Of course this would not have been possible without the enthusiastic and willing band of volunteers who turn up in both the rain and sunshine to help protect the landscapes and wildlife we love – this award is very much their award!”

6 sites

There are now 6 sites in the Epping Forest district that have received a Living Landscapes Award

Linder’s Field LNR, Buckhurst Hill
North Weald Common LNR, North Weald
Bobbingworth Nature Reserve, Moreton
Jubilee Nature Reserve, Ongar
Swaines Green, Epping
Sheering Copse, Sheering

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