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Dales Woodland Restoration


Grimes Gill is a remnant upland oak woodland within the Nidderdale AONB. It has SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) status, although prior to planting it was classified as being in ‘unfavourable condition’.

Uncontrolled bracken growth had been a significant problem which had to be eradicated before any new planting could take place. Following the bracken spraying process the area was planted with mixed native broadleaf trees typical of an upland oak woodland similar to that which would have previously existed on the site centuries ago. In total the site covers around 40 acres, including large open areas adjacent to the existing wood that were ideal for planting to create an upland oak woodland habitat. 


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