Diversification of Woodland Habitats

by Tony Keyworth in Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 19th July 2023 we successfully raised £10,452 ( + est. £410.00 Gift Aid ) with 196 supporters in 42 days

We will plant native broadleaf trees to diversify the woodlands and improve the wildlife habitats and ensure the future of the woods

by Tony Keyworth in Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

 donated match funding
BA Better World Community Fund is providing live match funding

 New stretch target

There are over 100 hectares of woodland so we can do more diversification work. Also in our plans are projects for nesting boxes for Kestrel's and Owls  and a book about woodland and coppicing. We are also investigating how we can bring a constant flow of water through the lagoons which are dependant on rainfall and can dry up in the summer months.


The Friends of Gedling Country Park was formed in late 2014 to help develop and maintain the new country park, situated on the site of the old Gedling Colliery. Our AIMS are to enhance its habitats, flora and fauna and to serve as an active means of communication and co-operation between all users. 

  • When the Park was reinstated from the colliery the woodlands were planted at the same time so may die at about the  same time. there is also a lack of diversity of trees which affects the wildlife. For example, The woods in the picture are 95% silver birch. (See Photo)1683642355_zzpath.jpg

Many experts like David Attenborough, Chris Packham and Wildlife Trusts have expressed concern at the reduction in numbers of  birds and mammals throughout the country and this is due to loss of habitats. 

The Natural History Museum reports that overall 41% of species have declined. Of these, 26% of mammals are at risk of extinction and 22% of bird species have declined. Some animals have fared badly. Hedgehogs and turtle doves have declined by 95% and 98% respectively.

Our plan will address these issues on the Park by providing trees and plants that provide support for the wildlife and ensure that the next generation of  woodland can support a wider variety.

Help us fund the important initiative and come along and help with the planting!

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

One year membership of the Friends of Gedling Country Park. This entitles you to a 10% discount at cafe 1899, update about the Park through our Newsletter and a vote at the AGM

£10 or more

2 of 100 claimed

£10 Reward

A pack of greeting cards featuring photographs of the Park

£15 or more

£15 Reward

One year membership of the Friends of Gedling Country Park. This entitles you to a 10% discount at cafe 1899, update about the Park through our Newsletter and a vote at the AGM

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Five years membership of the Friends of Gedling Country Park. This entitles you to a 10% discount at cafe 1899, update about the Park through our Newsletter and a vote at the AGM

£40 or more

£40 Reward

Five years membership of the Friends of Gedling Country Park. This entitles you to a 10% discount at cafe 1899, update about the Park through our Newsletter and a vote at the AGM

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