Thrift Wood

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Thrift Wood
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Thrift Wood Pile - geograph.org.uk - 1284294.jpg
Area of Search Essex
Grid reference TL 792018
Interest Biological
Area 19.4 hectares
Notification 1987
Location map Magic Map

Thrift Wood is a 19.4 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest south-east of Bicknacre in Essex.[1][2] It is managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust.[3]

The site is an ancient semi-natural wood on acid soil. It is of two types, both unusual habitats, pedunculate oak/hornbeam and sessile oak/hornbeam. Wild service trees and elders are found in the shrub layer, and a pond has a raised sphagnum bog. Twenty species of butterfly have been recorded.[1]

There is access from Main Road.

References

  1. ^ a b "Thrift Wood, Woodham Ferrers citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Map of Thrift Wood, Woodham Ferrers". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Thrift Wood". Essex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 

Coordinates: 51°37′42″N 0°03′53″E / 51.6284°N 0.0646°E / 51.6284; 0.0646

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