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The Battlefield, Tyne Riverside Country Park

Location
Nearest town or settlement: Newcastle
Contact details
Organisation: Newcastle City Council
Email: newburn.countrypark@newcastle.gov.uk
Website: Tyne Riverside Country Park at Newburn on the Newcastle City Council website
Project description

Local volunteers were involved in many aspects of this project to create 2.2 hectares of broadleaved woodland and a rich neutral meadow grassland on a former agricultural field. They were involved in the landscape design, seed collection, strewing green hay, planting cuttings, sowing seeds, and planting and maintaining trees.
Herbaceous meadow species were hand collected from semi-natural habitats owned by the City Council. Green hay was collected from a pasture adjacent to The Battlefield known to not be reseeded or fertilised over the last 50 years. Trees from Seed Zone 204 were obtained from Trees Please and Cheviot Trees. The project was commended by Flora locale in 2006 under its Go Native Planting for Biodiversity Award scheme.


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