Wapley Bushes Local Nature Reserve, near Yate and Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire.

The Nature Reserve is run by the Wapley Bushes Conservation Group, a small group of volunteers.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Successful November hedge planting mornng


Ten of us spent a pleasant morning planting 90 small trees to re-establish a length of hedge between the Centenary Wood and the Ancient Woodland. We planted a wide range of native species:

35 Corylis Avellana - Common Hazel
20 Acer Campestre - Field Maple
10 Carpinus Betulus - European Hornbeam
5 Malus Sylvestris - Crab Apple
5 Crataegus Monogyna - Common Hawthorn
5 Cornus Sanguinea - Common Dogwood
5 Viburnum Opulus - Guelder Rose
5 Rosa Canina - Dog Rose

Our next planting day will be in early February - watch this space for details!

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Wapley Bushes Tree Planting morning - Sunday 27 November

For the first Wapley Bushes tree planting work morning of the winter, we have 90 very small young trees to replace some of the tall trees that were cut down due to ash dieback disease. We will be planting them as a boundary hedge between the Centenary Wood and the Ancient Woodland. As usual there will also be a variety of lighter tasks, so something for everyone.

Meet at 10 am at the Shire Way entrance to the woodland, south Yate, BS37 8US. Please wear stout footwear and bring gloves if you have them. If not, we’ll provide gloves that you can keep until the next workday – as a COVID precaution we’re not sharing gloves.

Please come and join us even if you haven’t been before. You can bring your own tools - for example a spade if you've got one - or if not, tools will be provided. Everyone is welcome, though children under 16 will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.