This lies to the east of the original wood. It consists of tree species that grow naturally in our woodlands and hedges and which have done so for many millennia - i.e. they are native species. These are the plants that our native animals are designed to eat and use, and this is why planting of this kind is so important. Species here include oak, ash, hazel, field maple, wild privet, hawthorn and guelder rose.
The new plantation increases the area of the wood, which makes it more valuable to wildlife, enabling it to support a greater number of creatures.