Work to save 400-year-old Dodderhill oak trees

dodderhill common trees The 400-year-old trees are a popular draw for woodland walkers, the wildlife trust says

Related Stories

Work to save 400-year-old trees at a Worcester beauty spot will be carried out before Christmas.

The veteran oaks at Dodderhill Common Nature Reserve are a haven for wildlife but will die without the work, Worcestershire Wildlife Trust says.

Trees and plants around the oaks will be removed to provide more nourishment from the soil and moisture.

James Hitchcock, conservation officer for the trust, said the 12 or so trees were "essential" to the landscape.

"We have a real responsibility for ensuring the survival of these trees," he said.

Future conservation work, to ensure the ancient trees continue to grow, will include removing brash from around the trees on a regular basis.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites



13 °C 6 °C


  • Atletico's Diego Godin celebrates his goal with teammate David VillaWeek in pictures

    Selection of the best news photographs from around the world

  • Susanne du ToitTop 10 Tips

    Portrait painter Susanne du Toit on being an artist

  • StampsPost independence

    Will stamps get cheaper if Scots go it alone?

  • Rhea10 things

    Rhea birds can be extremely dangerous, plus other factlets

  • Plane at Shannon airportShannon's call

    The airport that hosted a roll-call of presidents

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.