Allstar EcoPoint at Madresfield

The new woodland at Madresfield was the first in Allstar's EcoPoint programme, and it lies on the eastern edge of Great Malvern. It is surrounded by cropland but 3 public footpaths, well-used by local people, meet at its centre point. It also links in with a network of hedges and scattered trees. Some wildflower species previously suppressed by arable farming will also re-establish themselves. There may be scope to further enhance the habitat for pollinating insects.

The wood will be managed as continuous cover – ie by sequential thinning that creates a permanent all age woodland – to provide wood-fuel. This practice allows more light to reach the ground which encourages development of ground flora and further natural regeneration of trees, as well as enhancing the growth of un-thinned trees.

The project affords a fine view over the Malvern Hills to the west. It will enhance the landscape and biodiversity and afford pleasure to local residents.

wcclogo270_260

Validated under the Woodland Carbon Code.

Project additional benefits:

  • community
  • wildlife
  • productive
  • Trees planted:

  • 7,616 over 4.76 ha
  • Predicted CO2 capture:

  • 1,640 tonnes over 50 years
  • Species mix:

  • Alder, Birch, Cherry, Oak, Sycamore, Western red cedar