Snow Place like Foxglove!

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Snow didn't deter the Tuesday volunteers and fifteen people turned out to lend a hand with the coppicing of the willow. Some of the larger stems were cut with a chainsaw to help speed up the task.

Cutting the Willow

Bow saws and loppers were used to cut smaller trees.

Working Hard

The vegetation was so thick in one area that it was difficult to spot people before the work started.

Peekaboo!

Soon small teams had formed with some people cutting and others dragging and burning the brash.

Coppicing

Hot chocolate, cakes and pies all helped to provide vital energy! Thanks to Anne for all her delicious baking!

Teatime

At lunchtime, the sun came out as promised by the met office.

Lunch

Students from the Dales School helped out in the afternoon by chopping up cut wood and feeding the fire.

Students helping out

This patch of willow carr is starting to look very different now as the views open up. In the springtime it will look different again as the new growth starts to appear on the willow stools and the wildflowers benefit from the additional sunlight reaching the ground.

Coppiced area


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