Unfortunately one of our Heritage Oaks has had to be removed as its roots were causing a major issue in an area of flooding by obstructing pipes. A large flood alleviation project has been happening in the area and has involved a large woodland area of Jasmin Fields Nature Reserve and the lowest section of the Cemetery, adjacent to Broad Lane.
This area was previously an overgrown bramble patch so we are trusting that there will be some effort made to improve the look of this corner. We hope we have managed to keep a large section and a decision as to what to do with it will be made in the near future but we will be working with the Ranger to try and create a ‘slice’ indicating a time line for this ancient tree.
The Friends will be taking part in Heritage Open in September this year so keep the week 11-17th free.
We will be hosting Caring for God’s Acre and their Stories from the Stones on the 13th and then a Lichen specialist will be leading a walk on the 15th. Watch this site for additional events and booking instructions nearer the time.
If you follow the link below, we hope you will enjoy the short film of Brandwood End Cemetery in a somewhat snowier Winter than so far this year. Despite the evidence if heavy snowfall on film, we are sure it will lift your spirits and remind you how beautiful it is in every season.
Back in November 2019 pupils from nearby St Albans RC Primary planted lots of new trees, alongside staff from Birmingham Trees for Life. If you visit you will see how they are thriving. This magnificent specimen is a Sweet Gum.
Gary Staples takes some amazing photographs in Brandwood End and has kindly agreed that we can feature them on our site. He uses many enhancement techniques, often producing 3D photographs! Take a look at our facebook site to see lots of these!