Friends of Hagg Wood
was formed in 1996 to preserve, protect and enhance the natural plant and animal life in the wood for the community.
FoHW holds monthly conservation working parties in the wood and other enjoyable activities, including illustrated talks, social events and visits to places of conservation interest.
Hagg Wood is a coniferous plantation on an ancient woodland site
that still has many remnants of the native woodland vegetation. The
wood is designated as a
Plantation on Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS for short).
Ash Tree Dieback (Chalara
fraxinea) has been found at some locations in the
UK, and to help prevent the spread we advise all visitors to clean
footwear, buggy/bike wheels etc before coming to the wood, and when
leaving. Taking any plants or cuttings from the wood, and putting
garden plants into the wood can transfer diseases each way. Dumping
garden waste in the wood is illegal and can also transfer diseases. Symptoms of Chalara are described on the Forestry Commission
enhance our lives and lift our spirits. They shelter our wildlife
temper our climate...The planting of trees is a sign of our confidence in the future.
It is a compliment paid by our generation to its successors and marks
to those who paid us that compliment in the past."
(DoE/MAFF, 1995, pi 18) White Paper, Rural England,
Future of the public forest estate
can be found
Hagg Wood is an
area of woodland of 107 acres (43Ha), to the east of Dunnington, York towards the River Derwent, at Ordnance
Survey reference SE 685 526. It is situated at around 25 metres above sea
The wood was
established as a Community Woodland in 2003. The
Forestry Commission manages the wood in consultation with the Friends of Hagg Wood.
The long-term objective is to restore the wood as native
semi-natural woodland, including oak, ash and other broad-leafed trees
and native woodland shrubs, as well as maintaining some of the larger