Goytre House Wood Tree Planting

Gwent Ornithological Society have now planted over a hundred native trees in Goytre  House Woods.

A mix of Dogwood, Rowan ,Hazel and Silver Birch tree saplings were planted.

A big thank you to all the GOS members, volunteers and the local 1st Goytre Cub / Scout Group that supported the initiative and helped out. In fairness to the Cub Scouts they did most of the work. I hope generations to come will really enjoy the trees that have been planted and most of all I wish that lots of wildlife benefits from them.

I am really looking forward to seeing these trees growing over the years to come. I took quite a few pictures with my friend Paul Joy and also some aerial photographs using my DJI Mini 2 drone.

( I have not published the pictures with people in them on my blog but if any of the volunteers would like copies please reach out to me).

Goytre House Wood is owned and managed by Gwent Ornithological Society. Its only a small wood, being about 11 acres in size.

The saplings were planted in a field that runs alongside Park-y-brain Lane.

I am planning to photograph the wood now on an at least a yearly basis to show the progress of the trees growing over the years.

If you want to read more about the wood you can visit the GOS website here

An aerial picture of the wood.

Tree Saplings ready for planting

The field at Goytre House Wood

The canopy from above

Despite its small size the wood has lots to offer. During the summer it is home to Pied Flycatchers, Spotted Flycatchers and Common Redstarts to name but a few of the birds that can be found there.

A Spotted Flycatcher in Goytre House Wood.

A Pied Flycatcher In Goytre House Wood.


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