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The Birchanger Woods Trust
Birchanger Wood is owned by the Birchanger Wood Trust, a charitable trust created exclusively to hold the wood for the public good.
The wood consists of 69 acres of ancient coppiced woodland – Hornbeam, Hazel, Ash, Birch, Oak, Sweet Chestnut, Cherry, Holly, and a wide range of flora including English Bluebells, Wood Anemones, Golden Saxifrages and has an stream flowing through it.  
The wood is maintained totally by volunteers in accordance with a management plan drawn up by professional ecologists. And the Forestry Commission for the benefit of local community and visitors and supported by donations from a wide range of organisations, private, public and by individuals.
We have recently installed 5.3 Kilometres of winding all-weather, wheelchair-friendly paths, more details of which you will find on our path section.

The work in the wood is carried out entirely by volunteers, so if you would like to contribute in any way please go to our  Contact Us section of the web site.
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LOGS - Unfortunately we are now out of seasoned logs due to the high demand.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED - Come over to the compound on Saturday morning by the water tower on Heathrow and see Pat to find out how you can  help to maintain these ancient woods.

Winter Sun - taken by Sue Warren

Warden Pat Forest and his volunteers.

Postcard of BHW - 1906