The newness of the westward expansion of the Beechwoods gives it a very different character to the mature woods. How different will it eventually be?
This five hectare wood was planted in 1992 to improve the environment for wildlife and local people. The wood is a mixture of beech, yew, ash, wild cherry, field maple and crab apple, which are all suited to the chalky soil. As the wood matures it will provide habitats for many bird species and other animals, including butterflies and other insects. (Wildlife Trust information panel)
Photo: The Beechwoods, Cambridge, April 2017