Blaydon Road Open Space, Wolverhampton

An insight into the NIA project to improve an area of woodland at Blaydon Road Open Space, Wolverhampton.

Blaydon Road is a large area of public open space in the north-west of Wolverhampton which is dominated by amenity grassland and blocks of young planted woodland.  

At the start of 2014  works were undertaken to improve 4.5 hectres of woodland in this area. Areas of alder, non-native species and birch (where this was dominant) were removed in order to favour native canopy trees such as oak, ash, field maple and other native broadleaved species.

A field-layer was introduced to those areas where there was sufficient bare ground through seed scattering and planting, carried out by both the Wildlife Trust and volunteers.