Peascroft Wood

Peascroft Wood

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Peascroft Wood was planted over a century ago by the Midland Reafforesting Association as part of their pioneering work to cover the scars of industrial dereliction. Their foresight has provided one of the few areas of woodland in the east of Wolverhampton.

The trees of Peascroft Wood grow on old mounds of coal spoil and the foundations of cottages which were demolished early in the 20th century. This complex topography has resulted in a woodland with a diverse and interesting structure.

The woodland canopy is made up of a mixture of broadleaved tree species including sycamore, ash, field maple and hazel. In late winter patches of snowdrops come into flower, followed in spring by species such as bluebell and primrose which were successfully introduced in the 1980s.

The woodland is home to many garden and woodland birds including robin, wren and blackbird. Buzzards are often seen soaring over the wood. In summer butterflies and other colourful insects can be seen in the woodland glades.

Reserve Officer Alison Wilkes and Friends of Peascroft Wood receiving their Awards for All grant

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Thanks to player of the National Lottery we received a grant from the Heritage Lottery fund to improve the site which included improving access and signage, improving biodiversity and encouraging volunteering and community use.

We set up a Friends of Peascroft Wood volunteer group with local residents and they have received an Awards for All grant to continue improving the site and holding events. To get involved with the group please contact us.