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Ilmington Community Micro Wood

To help support nature and biodiversity, Ilmington Parish Council is proposing to designate part of the dog exercise area at Ilmington Playing Fields as a host site for a Community Micro Wood.

Published: 22 March 2024

Last year, Warwickshire County Council secured funding from the Coronation Living Heritage Fund (CLHF) for the installation of new Community Micro Woods and put out a call for host locations.

Wanting to play its part in supporting nature, Ilmington Parish Council invited the ecology team to consider planting one of the Micro Woods on a small part of the dog exercise area at Ilmington Playing Fields.

Micro Woods are created by planting mixed native species close together in small patches to create miniature woodland spaces. The Micro Wood would be there for residents to enjoy and care for, and an opportunity for children to learn about woodlands and how they grow. There would be a small open area for people to sit and enjoy the woodland.

The Ilmington site was deemed a suitable host location for a Micro Wood. A planting proposal has been drawn up, which will be formally considered by the council at its next meeting on 28 March.

Details of the proposal and Community Micro Woods in general are available in the files below.

The council hopes that the village will support this small initiative to help plant trees, capture carbon naturally, and combat climate change.

If you are interested in becoming a ‘Micro Wood guardian’ to take an interest in its care, help maintain it and monitor its development, then please get in touch.


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