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Bluebell Wood

    
The Bluebell Wood is approximately two acres of mature woodland located in the centre of Crowborough (in between Waitrose car-park and the library). Visitors will see a spectacle of native bluebells if they visit the site during their flowering season in April/May. 
 
 
The Site’s History
The site is owned by Wealden District Council but is currently managed by Crowborough Town Council.
 
An ecological survey was commissioned in 2006. The features within the wood of most ecological value are:
  • Mature trees, especially those with ivy-clad trunks, dead branches, crevices and flaps of loose bark, which can provide roost sites for bats
  • Fallen and standing deadwood, which is valuable for a range of wildlife
  • Typical woodland wildflowers such as bluebell, pignut and wild daffodil
  • Potentially good bird-nesting habitat in trees and shrubs
  • A range of plant species rich in nectar and pollen that can provide food for invertebrates (such as butterflies and bees) and small mammals
 
Current Management
The Countryside Ranger, Dan Colbourne, manages the site in accordance with a management plan. Work in 2009 included felling of un-safe trees, management of Japanese knotweed and control of bramble/path clearance.
 
Volunteers from Crowborough Conservation did a huge amount of work helping to clear laurels and removing litter.
 
 
For further information about the management of the Bluebell Wood please contact Dan Colbourne, Ranger, Crowborough Town Council.

Tel: 01892 652 907

Email: Daniel@crowboroughtowncouncil.gov.uk 
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