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Taking flight on the Blenheim Estate

Taking flight on the Blenheim Estate

These stunning shots of a swooping short-eared owl were captured at dusk by Tom Goffe, Assistant Forestry Contracts Manager at Nicholsons, on a recent visit to one of the nine newly-planted woodlands on our Estate.

Short-eared owls are often seen hunting during the day and are of European conservation concern, and so are classed as an ‘Amber List’ species.

Nicholsons worked in partnership with Morgan Sindall Group plc and the Forestry Commission to plant the 270,000 trees used to create the publicly accessible woodlands along the Dorn and Glyme river valleys, now home to a wealth of flora and fauna.

As well as living next door to Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, residents of Blenheim Estate Homes’ stunning Park View development in Woodstock have a wealth of nature on their doorstep, including these new wooded habitats.

This scheme is part of our wider commitment to developing our natural capital. 

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Pioneering project to improve the effectiveness of reforestation

Pioneering project to improve the effectiveness of reforestation

Today, on International Day of Forests, we are proud to announce a new partnership with A Healthier Earth on a ForestFactory concept, which will use innovative farming methods to help address the affects climate change.

  • March 2024
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Groundbreaking project to create circular economy from organic waste

Groundbreaking project to create circular economy from organic waste

We are proud to announce a groundbreaking partnership with visionary environmental consultants Tumblebug, on a six-month pilot project to transform all our organic waste into a self-sustaining circular ecosystem.

  • February 2024
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Bat’s amazing – our Estate is a rich location for rare colonies

Bat’s amazing – our Estate is a rich location for rare colonies

Our Estate is one of the richest bat locations in Oxfordshire, supporting at least 12 of the UK’s 17 resident species.

  • December 2023
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