The historic woodland was felled over a number of years during and after the Second World War and, whilst many sycamore trees have now regrown, the project sought to restore the diverse number of species that had previously existed there.
One thousand trees were planted and these new trees are now thriving in Pit Wood. A fantastic assortment of species were planted, including field maple, birch, hornbeam, hazel, hawthorn, chestnut, wayfaring tree, oak and rowan.
More than 50 local residents came together to help the great endeavour – including a number of families – after surrounding communities were invited to “bring a spade” by the Friends of Ham Hill.
Funding was obtained from the International Tree Foundation.