Archive for February, 2009

WoodNet wood fuel open day | 27th Feb, 2009

This morning I went along to the Woodland Enterprise centre in Flimwell, for the wood fuel open day. Ruth had done a great job putting this together with lots of interesting people to meet. It is on again on Saturday 28th February, just drop in if you are interested.

WoodNet works closely with the Netherfield Centre to run many interesing training courses, from fencing, to charcoal, managing woodlands and wood fuel.


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Experiences on a chainsaw course, by Richard | 26th Feb, 2009

I recently gained certificates in NPTC CS30 (Maintain & operate the Chainsaw)  & CS31 (Fell & process trees up to 15 inches).

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Hendall Wood, East Sussex, by Duncan and Bridget | 23rd Feb, 2009

My wife fancied a wood – and like looking for a new house – she couldn’t decide what she wanted ….except everything: stream, ponds, hills, valleys, variety of trees, pretty flowers, bunnies  – but no squirrels or bracken, etc.   So we looked at 15 woods and eventually stumbled on one we both liked…

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What can you see among the leaves? | 20th Feb, 2009

Rich and Penny got this wonderful photo in their wood.

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Busy busy! | 18th Feb, 2009

Just to prove that SWOG members are busy caring for their woods, Sean and Sarah have sent us some pictures.

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Restoring old pollards by Toby | 06th Feb, 2009

Occasionally we’ll be lucky enough to come across a big, old coppice stool. Neglected and out of rotation  the weight can become too heavy for the stool and it’ll split out, maybe damaging property, other trees,  or very unlucky people. The stool can suffer die back and the torn trunk will rot. If coppiced the shock could kill off these valuable links to the past, giving weak growth for a few years before giving up.

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John and his yurts | 04th Feb, 2009

John has been making yurts!

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Grey squirrel control workshop | 03rd Feb, 2009

John Bailey from Sussex Environmental Pest Solutions led us in a morning workshop about grey squirrels. We learned about their origin, their impact on British woodlands and different methods of population control.

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Woodmizer | 03rd Feb, 2009

John has sent in some pictures of his Woodmizer.

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