Woodruff Wood is a semi-natural woodland* made up of many different trees and habitats. Due to these varied habitats a broad spectrum of species are found here
Most, no doubt, have been present for many years and it is hoped that by bringing the woodland back into management they will continue to be present for many more years to come
It is also hoped that over time new beneficial species will colonise Woodruff Wood
However, not all species are safe - we have identified a number of priority species which require our urgent help
(*Semi-natural woodland: woodland which has regenerated naturally rather than been planted and comprises mainly of native species)
Since purchasing Woodruff Wood in June 2014, numerous species of flora and fauna have been recorded. These include:
Please go to our Woodruff Wood News page for recent wildlife sightings and occurances
At Woodruff Wood, we have identified a number of priority species which currently reside within the wood but urgently require our help if they are to continue to do so
At Woodruff Wood, it is a familar story: our small population of Red Squirrels were hit by the squirrelpox virus in November 2014 and again in February 2016 when a handful of Grey Squirrels appeared in the area. Although the Grey Squirrels were quickly controlled (many thanks to Morpeth and District Red Squirrels for their help) we are unsure of their future. We hope for a recovery in Red Squirrel numbers.....
We are caring for our existing Wych Elm trees and planting new Wych Elm saplings in the hope of expanding the range of our White-letter Hairstreaks which are almost entirely dependant on this one species of tree
Woodruff Wood,Longhirst, Morpeth, Northumberland
'Passionate about wildlife & firewood'
T: 07525 841361 (9am - 8pm)
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European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
'Increasing Productivity of Woodruff Wood Woodfuel (Firewood)'
Woodruff Wood is grateful to have received funding for equipment and infrastructure to support us in the production of firewood