Coppicing in the Snow

Tuesday, January 20th 2015

Today the volunteers were out in force despite snow lying on the ground. We focused our efforts on the removal of Blackthorn from this year’s coppice block.

The removal of Blackthorn is a really tough job as it is very spikey and grows in dense thickets which makes it difficult to cut down and place on the fire. The volunteers attacked the task with their usual gusto and cleared a large area.

We have now nearly finished the largest section of this year’s coppice block. We are hoping that one more Tuesday should complete it. No doubt the volunteers will be happy to hear that; we will then take a short break from the coppicing to complete some other tasks around the reserve.

The quantity and quality of the work done in this year's coppice block is outstanding and our thanks go to everyone who was here today and to everyone else that has contributed over the last few months.
 


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