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Species

Rainsbrook Wood was first planted in 1988 and is a mix of approximately 85% broadleaf and 15% coniferous trees.

The majority of species comprises Oak, Ask and Beech with Scots Pine and Spruce but overall, there are about 20 different species represented. Where possible species have been chosen to be indiginous British trees.

Original Planting Table by percentage

SpeciesCommon NamePercentage
Quercus RoburPedunculata Oak30
Quercus PetraeaSessile Oak30
Quercus_ilexEvergreen Oak1
Picea sitchensisSitka Spruce10
Pinus nigraCorsican Pine 5
Betula pendulaSilver Birch5
Fagus sylvaticaEuropean Beech5
Acer pseudoplatanusSycamore4
Larix deciduaEuropean larch4
Picea abiesNorway spruce4
Ilex aquifoliumHolly1
Juglans regiawalnut1

The original planting consisted of 85% broadleaf and 15% evergreen, since then we have added a second Walnut area and another Chestnut area.