Roots and Stumps

Roots and Stumps

As part of our forestry work, we are sometimes required to clear new woodland rides, resulting in the recovery of some weathered roots and stumps. First appreciated by Victorian gardeners in the building of grottos, stumperies and ferneries, people continue to find beauty in their sculptural forms as garden features.

With the current drive to make our gardens more wildlife friendly, these features also offer an excellent potential for ′beetle banks′ or a home for a wide range of important garden invertebrates.

Prices: from £10
  • By carefully lifting dead wood you can get a wonderful glimpse into a microcosm of creepy-crawlies -absolutely brilliant for capturing the attention of young children. Our Field Studies Guides are great for turning a moment of immediate enthrallment into even more of a learning experience - without anyone actually realising!
  • Picking up dead wood without permission in local woodland is inadvisable; as well as disturbing the existing ecosystem, this wood is owned by the landowner and therefore belongs where it is!