Petts Wood; 2009

Petts Wood; 2009
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

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The wood is managed by the National Trust. Originally just 88 acres (36 hectares) were bought by public subscription and donated to the Trust in 1927. The woods are now preserved by the National Trust. This was expanded when the neighbouring Hawkwood Estate and Edlmann Wood, comprising a further 250 acres (100 hectares), were donated to the Trust by landowners Robert and Francesca Hall in 1957. The woodland features oak, birch, rowan, alder, ash, hornbeam and sweet chestnut.
Celebrated in the woods is a memorial to William Willett the campaigner for daylight saving in the early years of the 20th century.

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