Willow Field

The tree lines in Willow Field are, er, willow.

In 2032, the western alleys in Willow Field are in the fertility building ley phase of our organic rotation.

Alleys between 7 and 11 have now been drilled with winter wheat including the YQ population wheat, conceived here at Wakelyns by Martin Wolfe and the Organic Research Centre. The YQ has been grown at Wakelyns since about 2003. We are trying some fun new stuff with the YQ in 2023 – as here.

The coppiced willow provides fuel to heat the house and is also used by hedgelayers.

West of Tree Line 1 (so as to create Tree Line Zero?) Adam and Emma have planted willow for basket weaving at Wakelyns (because the willow in Tree Lines 1-10 is a variety chosen for biomass which is fine for willow structures but not for basket making.

Come on a Wakelyns Tree Walk to learn more about the trees and how we manage them at Wakelyns. Also download a copy of our “Woodland Management Plan” here.