Colwick Woods Flora & Fauna

Ancient Woodland

Areas within compartment 2, 3a and 5 (see map below) are classified as "ancient". (Nottingham City Council Local Plan 1997) This national designation means the land is known to have been under continuous woodland since 1600 and by implication far longer.

The slopes of the wood, (compartments 1,2,5,6), support high forest dominated by Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) and Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) with Oak (Quercus robur), beech (Fagus sylvatica) wild cherry (Prunus avium) and field maple (Acer campestre). On the highest point of the woodland next to the covered reservoirs, (compartment 3a) oak becomes the dominant canopy tree and the ground flora supports yorkshire fog grass (Holcus lanatus) with bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta ) and bramble.

Grey Sedge grows in a small colony alongside Colwick Road (compartment 1). It has survived there for several years. This is the only site in Nottinghamshire that this species has been recorded but is not at the current time identified in the Local Biodiversity Action Plan..

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