Wood revamp complete
HILLINGDON woodland has been given a new lease of life, after a five-figure cash injection and two years of hard work by volunteers.
Visitors to Ten Acre Wood, which adjoins Yeading Brook Meadows, are enjoying the benefits of nearly half-a-kilometre of new path that has been laid, replacing muddy tracks and making it easier for people to access this London Wildlife Trust nature reserve and enjoy its native wildlife.
Sharp-eyed visitors this summer should be able to spot birds such as black cap, whitethroat and great spotted woodpecker, alongside butterflies and bush-crickets.
The path will also reduce trampling around the site and help protect plant species such as orchids and adder’s tongue fern.
This is all thanks to Veolia Environmental Trust, who gave London Wildlife Trust a grant of £25,045 in April 2014, awarded through the Landfill Communities Fund, to carry out this programme of work at Ten Acre Wood.
It was completed with the help of 42 volunteers over a two-year period.