Wooded Meadows

Whiteknights is home to a diverse collection of trees, some dating back to ownership of the estate by the Marquis of Blandford in the early 19th century. There are numerous veteran trees, mostly oak, which are especially notable landscape features where they grow in the open in wooded meadows. Dead branches and other decaying features on these trees provide fantastic invertebrate habitat, as do standing dead trunks of trees felled for safety reasons. Directly behind you is one such area, featuring some spectacular Lebanon Cedars, standing dead and decaying oaks, and patches of scrub which provide good habitat for breeding birds. These are rotationally managed to provide a diversity of habitat structures.

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