Wyre Forest Study Group Woodland – Management  articles

Ruskin in Wyre: Ruskin Land – Jenny Robbins

Revealing hidden secrets of Ruskin Land in the heart of the Wyre Forest, the Ruskin in Wyre Project has been all about rediscovering , revealing , and reinterpreting this special place. In this article Jenny explains how John Ruskin’s vision of a ‘beautiful, peaceful, fruitful place’ is being interpreted today.

(From Wyre Forest Study Group REVIEW 2018)

Forest Management Day – Susan  Limbrey

The WFSG members spent a very enjoyable day in the company of Alice James and Nick Woodward from Natural England.  Visiting various parts of the forest, Alice and Nick were able to explain the thinking behind several woodland management projects operated by Natural England and how these will benefit the conservation of wildlife in the forest.

(From Wyre Forest Study Group REVIEW 2018)

In Search of Canopy Invertebrates – Rosemary Winnall, Mick Blythe and Roy Finch

The authors describe how they recorded invertebrates from several tree canopies in Wyre, with photographs showing methods used and some of the species found. 

(From Wyre Forest Study Group REVIEW 2012)

Shepherding Grazing Systems – Mark Cleaver

From the Wyre Community Land Trust, Mark describes a trial grazing system involving Dexter cattle accompanied daily into the forest to graze rides and glades.

(From the Wyre Forest Study Group REVIEW 2011)

Studio in the woods in Ruskin Land - Jim Stephenson

Studio in the woods in Ruskin Land
Jim Stephenson

Forest Management Day 2018

Study Group members – Natural England Forest Management Day

Rosemary Winnall

Study Group members ‘warming up’ prior to oak canopy sampling!

Study Group members ‘warming up’ prior to oak canopy sampling!

Frances Finch

Dexter cattle grazing within the forest, 2011

Dexter cattle grazing within the forest

Alice Briggs