Coppice Block Started!

Saturday, December 3rd 2016

Today was the third of our Winter Worky Days and we accomplished a great deal! The main task of the day was to start this year’s coppice block. We made good progress, clearing a significant area, with the aid of a number of chainsaws and their steadfast operators!

They were supported by a team of others who followed on behind clearing brash…

…and ‘popping’ small (unwanted) trees.

Unlike in previous Worky Days we did not have a fire to deal with the brash (alas!). But we did have a chipper…

The resulting chippings were then put to good use by another hard-working team who dug out and re laid the paths behind the workshop. This area is now much improved and significantly less muddy!

There were also other teams who were coppicing elsewhere on the site including on a very steep slope by the Wetland Hide…

…and pollarding the willow adjacent to the main drive. This will be put to good use in the forthcoming series of wreath-making workshops, the first of which is Monday 5th December.

This is a guest blog by Peter B.

(0) Comments:

There are no comments for this blog post yet. Why not start the discussion? - use the form below:

Leave a Comment:

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

The following question is designed to make sure you are a real person and helps us cut down on spam.
Your comments will appear here once an administrator has reviewed them.

What is missing: North, South, East? (4 character(s) required)

Back to Top

Recent Blog Posts:

Tree Thinning Completed

Posted 20th March 2018

Work on thinning one are of young woodland has been completed today with four volunteers working to reduce the competition from Birch, Bramble and Gorse…

Read More

The Effects of Snow and Ice

Posted 19th March 2018

The second spell of cold weather is now gradually passing, the thin layer of snow is melting and things are warming up.  Lark and Taurus…

Read More

Birds with a Twist

Posted 18th March 2018

Last week I mentioned going shopping for our fund raising over Easter.  I can now give more details.  There are three owls that need a…

Read More

Yet More Species

Posted 17th March 2018

Last year was a bumper year for recording new species, 65 in all.  Already we have added Little Egret and the White-legged Snake Millipede this…

Read More

Sitemap | Accessibility Policy | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions |