A small bushy tree, often coppiced. Important for moths and butterflies and the hazelnuts provide food for small mammals.
When Brook Glade was cleared in 2007, the hazel and willow trees were coppiced; the hazel is arrowed above. Now in 2018, the hazel bushes have vigorously regenerated:
The leaves are broad and oval with pointed ends; sometimes there are three points. The edges are double-toothed.
While the hazel can be found all over the wood, its greatest concentration appears to be along the southern boundary, for example, along the old bridleway.
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