Established 10 years ago, Boston Woods Trust now has 100 acres of woodland, parkland and meadow open for public access with good quality all-weather paths for walking and cycling.
Founded in 2001 as a registered charity, Boston Woods Trust now has 100 acres of community woodland and parkland open for public access with good quality dual use all-weather paths for walking and cycling. Woodland is concentrated at Fenside (off Fenside Road) and Westgate Woods (off West End Road). The project features in the East Midlands regional forestry strategy "Space4trees".
The long term aim of the Project is to create accessible walks along 7 miles of mixed native broadleaved woodland, wildflower meadows and ponds in a roughly crescent shaped corridor to the west of Boston. A key feature will be the arboretum and country park of specimen trees dedicated to the famous Lincolnshire botanist Sir Joseph Banks, a former Recorder of Boston, who sailed with Captain Cook.
A recent addition to the landholdings is the 27 acre extension to the Sir Joseph Banks country park at West End Road, which incorporates Jenny's Wood (see picture) a mainly sessile oak plantation with a hazel and hawthorn border. There are also two large ponds, an avenue of oaks framing Boston Stump in the distance and several copses planted by children from Staniland and Boston West primary schools as well as a trim trail for adults and children.
For membership details and further information about Boston Woods Trust call Adrian Isaac on 01205 365949. There are many ways to get involved.
The Trust's patrons are Mr. Lawrence Banks CBE (a descendant of Sir Joseph Banks), the famous conservationist Dr David Bellamy OBE and The Right Reverend Christopher Lowson, Bishop of Lincoln.