corridor for Roe Wood
students and staff of Sheaf Training College have been planting
over 500 trees between Roe Wood and Little Roe Wood to reunite the
two pieces of woodland after centuries of being apart.
At present the
lack of tree cover between the two woodlands is isolating the bat
populations in the separate pieces of woodland. This corridor should
help to maintain the numbers of the Pipistrelle bat, one of Britain’s
smallest bats in and a protected species under international law.
The link between the woods will help to increase the feeding area,
the number of available nesting sites and breeding partners.
scheme, which was organised by the Trees and Woodlands Team as part
of the Burngreave Community Forestry Project, was one of a number
of planting projects carried out in the city by different community
groups, schools and other organisations. All of these groups have
planted 35,000 trees so far this year with the backing of Sheffield
City Council. The Burngreave Community Forestry Project is run as
a part of the Burngreave Green Environment Programme.