The Wildlife Trust for Sheffield and Rotherham

Help us to save Greno Woods

Greno Woods covers 440 acres and is a site of ancient woodland, one of the most important in Yorkshire, but the future of Greno Woods is in doubt. The Wildlife Trust for Sheffield and Rotherham would like to purchase the woods and manage them sympathetically for the benefit of wildlife and people.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 July 2011 to 12:00 AM, 1 July 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (700638)

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Situation

The wood has been managed entirely for private commercial profit since it was bought by the present owner in 1988. Non native species have taken over much of the wood, at the expense of native broadleaved tree species, the local wildlife and local people.

Solution

If we can secure the ownership and management of the woods, we will improve the diversity of the canopy by planting and encouraging native species of tree and change the structure and mix of species in the woods to maximise the positive effects on wildlife and increase their resilience to climate change. We will engage local people and volunteers to help us plan, develop and manage the woods.