On the NINTH Anniversary of the initial planting of Brian May’s “May’s Wood” in Bere Regis, Dorset. UK – a beautiful pictorial look at how the wood is growing up and gradually and naturally maturing. With thanks to Linda Lamon.
THEN – 28 SEPTEMBER 2013
The inaugural community planting day for May’s Wood took place on 28 September in 2013 and here is a picture of Brian planting the first oak – yes its nine years since Brian May planted this first oak, during the inaugural community planting day near Bere Regis in Dorset.
More picture memories from Brian of First Day Planting: HERE.
AND NOW – MAY’S WOOD – SEPTEMBER 2022
May’s Wood is now a haven and forever home for wildlife and people, whilst helping to protect our planet.
Planted with many species of native trees and shrubs, including Oak, Birch, Field Maple, Hazel, Elder,Willow, Crab Apple, Hawthorn, Sycamore, Alder, Whitebeam, Cherry, Yew, Guelder Rose, Dogwood, Spindle (to name a few) there are also natural scrub areas and wildflower meadows to allow insects to thrive, which has in turn attracted more bird species and small mammals.
The ‘queen’ of the wood at the moment – the lovely Guelder Rose