When we first arrived there were very few trees and it was a priority to plant as many as we could.
The wood started at the end of the shrub area, just beyond the willow crocodile and we planted small sections over a number of years. It now runs in a narrow ribbon down along the stream about a third of the way down the back field.
We predominately planted native trees and my favourites have to be the wild cherries (Prunus avium) and the bird cherries (Prunus padus). The blossom in the spring is wonderful and they have grown into fine mature trees.
Another favourite is the red oak (Quercus rubra) with its' amazing foliage in the autumn.
Le Moulinet 61210 Champcerie Orne
On D245 between Bazoches-au-Houlme and Neuvy-au-Houlme