Coventry City Council owns and actively manages over 200 hectares of mature woodland within the city boundary. Over 100 hectares is ancient and semi-natural woodland or replanted ancient woodland sites.
The majority of the woods are designated as Local Nature Reserves (LNRs). Tile Hill Wood is listed by English Nature as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because of its rich native flora representing local ‘Arden’ type woodland.
Most of the woods are located in the south or south-west of the city, and were formerly part of the Stoneleigh Estate. The woods were purchased in the mid 1920s by the council for the benefit of the people of Coventry.
Coventry City’s aim is to plant 10,000 trees annually for the next 30 years supporting the City’s Climate Change Strategy.
Coventry City Council
Annual value: £650,000
Duration: Acorn Environmental Management Group has been working with Coventry City Council for 11 years. The current contract has been extended to 2012.
Scope of Work: Arboricultural maintenance operations including tree surveying.