Coppicing Continues

Saturday, January 7th 2017

Despite an ominous weather forecast and looming grey skies, today’s Winter Worky Day passed without a drop of rain! Today’s main task was coppicing and we had three parties working simultaneously in different locations. Two sites near the workshop and car park:

And a further site on the way to the lake:

Young and not quite so young worked together, accomplishing a great deal.

Meanwhile Peter and Irene (and Peter) spent the morning thinning the dense Sitka Spruce (and a little of the Scots Pine) which had regenerated in a previously felled area of the conifer plantation.

Bob also performed the indispensable task of weighing out bird seed ready for sale in the field centre.

We were all fuelled through the day by the usual delicious curry and some rather excellent cake.

Thank you to all who helped in whatever form.

This was a guest blog by Peter B.

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