Willow Spiling Workshop

Tuesday, September 4th 2018

Today we have been busy Willow Spiling on the banks of a bend in Risedale Beck.

Thankfully we had quite a large group of people in and so got through a whole 10 meter section in a day. Aside from construction of the spiling structure we had a group of people processing branches of a suitable size to make stakes, and another group cutting Willow whips from this year's coppice block to weave between the stakes (as shown in the diagram below).

                                         

Before long we had weaved as much as we could between the stakes and started backfilling the eroded bank on top of hessian membrane, thus keeping the material from washing away whilst also allowing roots to grow through and give extra support to the bank.

On top of all of this we had yet another group carrying out more path works from the Field Centre down to the Scrapes.


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