Over 200 native trees and shrubs have been planted at a nature reserve, marking the completion of an ongoing tree planting project.

Withymead Nature Reserve is located next to the River Thames, between Goring and South Stoke in South Oxfordshire, and it has just rejuvenated the old orchard by adding 30 new fruit trees.

Floral diversity across the site has also been given a boost with the planting of 240 native trees and shrubs.

Funded by Network Rail , the ‘No Net Loss of Biodiversity’ on the Greater West Programme and supported by the Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment (TOE2), the project has been completed over the last 18 months.

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The hard work was completed with the support of Withymead’s own volunteers and tree surgeons.

To mark the completion, the nature reserve have commissioned David Goodman Graphics to produce a map of the orchard using the same artistic style as his wonderful map of the Reserve.

Workers at the nature reserve have thanked everyone that contributed to the project, and said it has allowed them to make great strides with their longer-term, 100-year plan.