Juniper regeneration in Bedfordshire


Many counties in southern England have lost more than 60% of their juniper population – in Bedfordshire the last remaining population is found at Cemex’s Kensworth Quarry, which is a working quarry and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Juniper is an evergreen shrub or small tree in the cypress family. They are slow-growing, typically they grow about 3-5cm per year and live on average for about 100-120 years, however they can live for longer, for example, the oldest recorded juniper in the UK was aged at 255 years.

Source: Juniper regeneration | Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire