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Scrubs up well!

The Epping Forest Conservation Volunteers helped out at Little Belhus by planting up a 1 hectare scrub area Dec 2016. The scrub will add habitat diversity as it will be in addition to the woodland and wildflower habitats already present in the park; when the trees mature they should provide an abundance of fruit and berries to the birdlife in the area. 
Unlike the woodland patches we have planted on site, the scrub areas will be cut more frequently on rotation and will be kept to a height of around 4 metres. This will create an understory with more light, which is beneficial for seed germination, and the sun loving reptiles and insects.