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Jubilee Copse

  • The very first tree of the wood-meadow was an ancient oak planted on 2.12.12. acknowledging the generous support of Persimmon Homes Yorkshire.  
  • A large proportion of the copse was then planted by members of the local community. This first copse was the only one planted in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Year of 2012.  
  • Having gained charitable status in April 2013 the site was renamed Three Hagges Wood-Meadow and the first copse ‘Jubilee Copse’.
  • Wildflower seed was established under the trees in this copse post planting (unlike the rest of the site where ground flora was established pre planting) using a quad bike and fertilizer spreader; we suspect the dense flower in the early stages may have been due to the high seed rate.
  • In November 2013 the copse was extended with many hazel planted by local school- children. 
  • Species in this wetter copse are:
    • Common alder (Alnus glutinosa)
    • Downy birch  (Betula pubescens)
    • Hazel tree (Corylus avellana)
    • Oak (Quercus rubra)

Orchard Copse

  • Planted by a team of volunteers from the community on 1st December 2013, this copse contains an extensive planting of ‘fruiting’ trees.
  • Plant species include 
    • Sloe, blackthorn Prunus spinosa 
    • Hawthorn, Crataegus laevigata 
    • Rowan Sorbus aucuparia 
    • Prunus padus, bird cherry
    • Wild cherry Prunus avium 
    • Crab apple Malus sylvestris 
    • Bullace Prunus domestica subsp. institia

Felix Copse

  • We were delighted to be able to name this copse after Felix Dennis (1947-2014) who generously supported us before his death.
  • Felix Dennis was an English publisher (Oz, The Week), poet, spoken-word performer and philanthropist.  He left instructions that the bulk of his £500 million fortune should go to the upkeep of his forest, The Heart of England Forest, in Warwickshire.
  • Plant species include:
  • Small leaved lime (Tilia cordata)
  • Oak (Quercus rubra)
  • Hazel (Corylus avellana)

Sessile Oak Copse

  • This copse was planted by girls from Queen Margaret’s School.
  • The sole species is sessile oak, Quercus petraea.
  • The sessile oak is named for the fact that its acorns are not supported on stalks ('peduncles') as they are in the pedunculate oak (also known as common oak or English oak).

Bone's Copse

  • Planted on 24 November 2017 to help screen the pond from the A19 traffic.
  • Named in honour of the enormous contribution to Three Hagges Wood-Meadow that Pat and Jim Bone have made with wonderful photography, butterfly recording and their generosity.
  • Plants include a 29 year-old oak that Pat had nurtured and pruned until it found a safe home.