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HS2 to host webinar on the new habitats created for local wildlife in the West Midlands and Warwickshire - HS2 Ltd

Finham Brook Pond (HS2 Ltd)
Finham Brook Pond (HS2 Ltd)

In the West Midlands, HS2’s landscape and ecology programme will create bigger, better and more joined up wildlife habitat including woodland, along with community spaces around the new railway for people to enjoy for years to come.

Around 250,000 trees will be planted in the West Midlands and Warwickshire by HS2’s enabling works contractor LMJV (Laing O’Rourke and J. Murphy & Sons Ltd) and their team of ecologists and landscape architects, with 80,000 already planted. In addition, 40 ponds and many acres of wetland, heathland and meadow in the region have been created. New wildlife habitats in a variety of locations include new badger setts, bat houses, bird boxes, reptile banks and bug houses to help local wildlife populations thrive.

The new woodlands will be part of HS2’s ‘green corridor’ which will see up to 7 million new trees and shrubs planted between London and the West Midlands, and which will support delicately balanced local ecosystems running through the spine of the country.

Posted on: 29 September 2020

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