THE WOOD covers nearly 5 hectares running north/south, most of it on a steep slope down to and across a stream, with pathways winding through. It is a mix of ancient semi-natural woodland, semi-mature planted trees and new oak. The range of trees includes ash, beech, birch, copper beech, Douglas fir, hazel, holly, Japanese larch, oak (native and American red oak), Scots pine and yew. These pictures were taken by Tricia Porter, a photographer who lives locally - more of her tree photographs are available at the Woodshed.
In 1995 an ongoing management scheme was initiated with the Forestry Authority. Regular maintenance work includes the protection of young trees, protecting coppiced hazel and some high pruning. The Woodshed has resources to help you learn more about trees and their uses during your stay.