Willow Carr and timber collection

Tuesday, October 9th 2018

We continued our work on the Willow Carr coppice today with the volunteers. It is starting to look a lot thinner, and while there is a fair way to go, we are making good progress. 

We have kept some of the thicker Birch wood to make bird feeders, and some of the thinner Willow wood to make pumpkin carving tool handles. 

All the Birch stumps have been cut about a foot off the ground, and will be cut again down to ground level, after which they will be stump treated. 

We also had a trip to our store to collect some long lengths of timber to repair the boardwalk in the woodland. After removing some of the tread boards with the children from Risedale Sports and Community College last week, we realised the whole supporting lengths were rotten and need replacing. 

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