Data compiled the Woodland Trust shows that Shropshire is one of the counties with the highest number of threats to ancient woodland.

"While woodland cover is only slightly lower than the national average (9.3% compared to 10%) Shropshire needs to do more to protect its precious ancient woodland. Sadly 10 ancient woods have come under threat in the last 10 years – seven of which have already been lost or damaged

Action is needed to stop further loss and work towards the recommended woodland cover of 15%."

See the infographic here

Lion Coppice is one of the 10 threatened ancient woods and the last one that lies within the boundary of Shrewsbury Town.