Jubiloaks members are a group of friendly local residents working across Oakley & Deane, with the aim of planting trees; protecting the woodland and wildlife for the future; and encouraging everyone to enjoy and value woods, trees and wildflowers.
You can see some of our work along the multi-user path from Oakley to Kempshott. In the section from Wells Copse to Battledown, the 2000+ whips planted to form a new wildlife hedgerow, interspersed with wild cherry and rowan trees, are growing apace.
The Oakley to Wells Copse “chalk-heaps” are being cleared of diseased branches or where several trees are competing for space. The deadwood is stacked ready for chipping in the Winter by Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council; with the chippings used to surface the access path snaking through the bottom of the chalk-heaps.
This area has been improved with plantings of native wild flower bulbs and plants – we have held community planting events usually in September for 5 years. This event is very popular with local children including Cubs working towards their Community Badges.
After consultation with experts, we have put up 2 owl boxes by Wells Copse and 10 small bird nesting boxes through the Long Break section. Evidence shows that all of the small boxes were used in the first year.
We have planted hedgerow whips for the parish council in Beech Park and Peter Houseman. We also work with the North Hampshire Countryside Access Team and welcome help with the bigger jobs from people completing their Community Payback hours.