Archive for October, 2009

What kind of owner are you? | 30th Oct, 2009

There has recently been some research into types of woodland owners. You can read some of the results in this interesting newsletter attached below.

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SWOG logo | 28th Oct, 2009

As you know we are considering some ideas for SWOG T shirts, mugs etc. We need something that would sum us up! Heather  has scribbled together a few ideas to get us started. I like them! Bearing in mind though, that our logo is not recognisable, (like McDonalds) do we need to be more obvious? Like the logo at the top of the screen?

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Money and values – by Sarah | 25th Oct, 2009

This post is from Sarah’s blog, (with her permission) you can read more here:


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Recording local wildlife | 21st Oct, 2009

Gower wildlife have come up with an excellent way of keeping a record of their sightings, a blog for many to add to.

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Access – by Sarah | 19th Oct, 2009

Along the lines of the “one hand clapping” question, can a place be beautiful if you are unable to see it? Improving access to the woods has been one of our main objectives from the start. Almost two years after we took ownership, and despite a lot of hard work, there are still a few places we have been unable to access.

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Robin comes to help | 16th Oct, 2009

While Mike and I have been coppicing this week, the Robin has been helping! Here he is on the axe handle…

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Hedgelaying course – by Jill | 13th Oct, 2009

I went on Allan Rogers Hedgelaying course in Stanford, Kent this weekend and had a very productive and informative time.

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What are we doing? – by Grumpy Old Forester | 09th Oct, 2009

I love getting magazines in the post. I enjoy Living Woods, Smallwoods and the RFS Quarterly Journal of Forestry. This edition of the QJF had a short article in it that has had me thinking all week! With the RFS kind permission to copy it, here it is, written by Grumpy Old Forester.¬† Comments on the forum….

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Snakes skin | 08th Oct, 2009

Mr and Mrs Greyman found this fabulous snake skin in their wood.

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Ian's new tractor | 06th Oct, 2009

Ian has bought himself a Ransome MG5

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Using old tools | 04th Oct, 2009

Woodtroll has been using a very old saw to work his way through this oak!

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Glowing wood | 03rd Oct, 2009

Martin has found something glowing in his woodland!

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October 2009 Newsletter | 01st Oct, 2009

The October newsletter is now available. Click on the link below to open it. You can save a copy if you wish.

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