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Nottinghamshire Wolds

A sparsely settled and remote rural region, characterised by rolling clay wolds, mixed farming, small red brick villages and narrow country lanes.

Trees

Trees suitable for planting in the Nottinghamshire Wolds are listed below by their common and Latin names:

  • Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) - Large tree, co-dominant with Oak
  • Beech (Fagus sylvatica) - Generally only found in woodlands
  • Crack Willow (Salix fragilis) - Only suitable for wet areas. Large size and fast growing
  • Field Maple (Acer campestre) - Useful small hedgerow tree
  • Large leaved Lime (Tilia platyphyllos) - Generally only found in woodlands
  • Oak (Quercus robur) - Large tree, co-dominant with Ash
  • Small leaved Lime (Tilia cordata) - Generally only found in woodlands
  • White Willow (Salix alba) - Only suitable for wet areas. Medium size and fast growing
  • Wild Cherry (Prunus avium) - Medium size tree
  • Yew (Taxus baccata) - Generally only found in woodlands.

Hedgerows

Hedge species suitable for planting in the Nottinghamshire Wolds are listed below by their common and Latin names:

  • Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)
  • Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea)
  • Dog Rose (Rosa canina)
  • Field Maple (Acer campestre)
  • Grey Willow (Salix cinerea) - Useful in wet areas
  • Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
  • Hazel (Corylus avellana)
  • Holly (Ilex aquifolium)
  • Oak (Quercus robur) - Large tree species but can be grown in a hedge
  • Purging Blackthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
  • Wild Cherry (Prunus avium ) - Treat as hedge
  • Wild Privet (Ligustrum vulgare).

South Nottinghamshire Farmlands

A prosperous lowland agricultural region with a simple rural character of large arable fields, village settlements and broad alluvial levels.

Trees

Trees suitable for planting in the South Nottinghamshire Farmlands are listed below by their common and Latin names:

  • Alder (Alnus glutinosa) - Suitable for woodlands and wet areas
  • Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) - Large tree, co-dominant with Oak
  • Beech (Fagus sylvatica) - Generally only found in woodlands
  • Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris) - Useful small hedgerow tree
  • Crack Willow (Salix fragilis) - Only suitable for wet areas. Large size and fast growing
  • Large leaved Lime (Tilia platyphyllos) - Generally only found in woodlands
  • Oak (Quercus robur) - Large tree, co-dominant with Ash
  • Small leaved Lime (Tilia cordata) - Generally only found in woodlands
  • White Willow (Salix alba) - Only suitable for wet areas. Medium size and fast growing
  • Wild Cherry (Prunus avium) - Medium size tree.

Hedgerows

Hedge species suitable for planting in the South Nottinghamshire Farmlands are listed below by their common and Latin names:

  • Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) - Large tree species but can be grown in a hedge
  • Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)
  • Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris)
  • Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea)
  • Dog Rose (Rosa canina)
  • Goat Willow (Salix caprea) - Useful in wet areas
  • Grey Willow (Salix cinerea) - Useful in wet areas
  • Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
  • Hazel (Corylus avellana)
  • Holly (Ilex aquifolium)
  • Oak (Quercus robur) - Large tree species but can be grown in a hedge
  • Osier (Salix viminalis) - Useful in wet areas
  • Wild Cherry (Prunus avium) - Treat as hedge
  • Wild Privet (Ligustrum vulgare).

Trent Washlands

A varied low-lying region characterised by sparsely settled carrlands, levels and
rolling sandlands with village settlements.

Trees

Trees suitable for planting in the Trent Washlands are listed below by their common and Latin names:

  • Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) - Large tree, co-dominant with Oak
  • Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris) - Useful small hedgerow tree
  • Crack Willow (Salix fragilis) - Only suitable for wet areas. Large size and fast growing
  • Field Maple (Acer campestre) - Useful small hedgerow tree
  • Oak (Quercus robur) - Large tree, co-dominant with Ash
  • White Willow (Salix alba) - Only suitable for wet areas. Medium size and fast growing.

Hedgerows

Hedge species suitable for planting in the Trent Washlands are listed below by their common and Latin names:

  • Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) - Large tree species but can be grown in a hedge
  • Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)
  • Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris)
  • Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea)
  • Dog Rose (Rosa canina)
  • Field Maple (Acer campestre)
  • Goat Willow (Salix caprea)
  • Grey Willow (Salix cinerea)
  • Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
  • Hazel (Corylus avellana)
  • Holly (Ilex aquifolium)
  • Midland Hawthorn (Crataegus oxycanthoides)
  • Oak (Quercus robur) - Large tree species but can be grown in a hedge
  • Purging Blackthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
  • Spindle (Euonymus europaeus)
  • Wild Privet (Ligustrum vulgare).

Vale of Belvoir

A low lying clay vale with a strong tradition of dairying characterised by large hedged fields, small rural villages and wide views to rising ground.

Trees

Trees suitable for planting in the Vale of Belvoir are listed below by their common and Latin names:

  • Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) - Large tree, co-dominant with Oak
  • Aspen (Populus tremula) - Plant in close groups
  • Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris) - Small hedgerow tree
  • Crack Willow (Salix fragilis) - Only suitable for wet areas. Large size and fast growing
  • Field Maple (Acer campestre) - Small hedgerow tree
  • Oak (Quercus robur) - Large tree, co-dominant with Ash
  • White Willow (Salix alba) - Only suitable for wet areas. Medium size and fast growing
  • Wild Cherry (Prunus avium) - Medium size tree.

Hedgerows

Hedgerows suitable for planting in the Vale of Belvoir are listed below by their common and Latin names:

  • Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)
  • Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris)
  • Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea)
  • Dog Rose (Rosa canina)
  • Field Maple (Acer campestre)
  • Grey Willow (Salix cinerea)
  • Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
  • Hazel (Corylus avellana)
  • Oak (Quercus robur) - Large tree species but can be grown in a hedge
  • Purging Blackthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
  • Wild Privet (Ligustrum vulgare).