England Reforestation Project
The wood is located to the East of Stony Lane in Little Chalfont, Amersham, Buckinghamshire.
This is an extensively woodland landscape underlain by chalk bedrock. This forms a north west facing escarpment offering long view over the adjacent vales. The ancient broadleaf forest fell after WWII. Replanted with larch, the forest now results in a current mix of these trees. There are arounf 15 other species, in large majority broadleaf.
Stony Lane marks its limits to the West. To the North and South is agricultural land, and to the East there is a mature woodland shaw of secondary woodland. It connects Coney Wood, and further into Placehouse Copse (managed by Forestry Commission).
The geology is typical of the area, with a gentle Northern slope and well draining soils. The Southern edge is based on clay with flints. The Southern bottom area mostly white chalk.
The local fauna includes deer, badger, and a variety of birds including songbirds, and birds of prey (tawny owl, sparrowhawk, buzzard and red kite). The flora is diverse and abundant, with several indicators of ancient woodland, such as bluebell, primrose, ground ivy, and a large variety of fungi – as well as ancient coppicing. Several wild flowers, and good diversity of broadleaf and conifers, including cherry, beech, birch, sycamore, lime, elm, ash, as well as larch, scots pine and Corsica pine.
Walk Wood is privately owned, and managed with the following vision : “Walk Wood will be available for future generations to enjoy, and contribute to the long term sustainability and beauty of the Chilterns AONB by providing a safe heaven to protect and improve biodiversity, through active woodland management, financial health, and sustainable community access and enjoyment.”
By financing one tree in England Reforestation project, you will plant one of the following trees (funds are equally split among species, in order to support biodiversity):
Hazel, Wayfaring Trees, Guelder Rose, Blackthorn, Elder, Dogwood, Yew, Crab Apple, Prickly Pear, Wych Elm, Corsica Pine, Lime, Sweet Maple.