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29th Jul, 2021

Boosting wildlife and green burial access at Oakley Wood

WORK to improve green burial access and boost wildlife is currently underway at Oakley Wood.

It is being undertaken by the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust in partnership with Warwick District Council, and is part of a woodland management scheme which aims to increase the number of plant species and attract wildlife into the wood.

Throughout this month a team of contractors will be laying down stones around the loading bay and the pathway to the green burial area at the crematorium near Wellesbourne, which will help both visitors and those maintaining the wood to gain access throughout the year.

And more than 250 tree stumps will also be removed from the footpaths to prevent trip hazards and improve the surface for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust project manager Nick Feledziak said: “The recent good weather has allowed us to make good progress with this important work, which is part of our long-term project to restore, enhance and sustain this beautiful woodland. “The improvements we are making to the pathways will allow us to keep them open so that visitors can enjoy full access all the year round.”

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