EPPING FOREST

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Epping Forest

Country

England

Current land designations

SAC, 2/3 SSSI

Specific location

London

Year rewilding started

1878

Grid reference

TQ418970

Location

Latitude: 51 39 15 N Longitude: 00 02 56 E

Altitude

 

Project Management

Ownership: City of London

Management: City of London, Epping Forest Management Team, and English Nature

Area under rewilding (hectares)

Project funding

City of London Council

Rewilding methods

Experiment into how much ancient Pollard trees can be cut back (e.g. 10%, 20%) to achieve their natural state without dying in attempt to reinstate the forest back to ancient woodland pasture; Cattle Grazing; Removal of alien species; Clearance of scrub

Habitats present

Woodland, grassland, woodland pasture, waterways, heathland, marshes, ponds and streams

Target species

Native broadleaf trees (Pollard, Coppard), Wood Boring, Stag and Drag beetle

Species reintroductions

None. Trying to encourage species back naturally through the recreation of natural habitats

Access to the area

Open public access

Links to further information

Epping Forest and North East London homepage: www.eppingforest.co.uk

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