Archive for November, 2009

Coppicing courses by Phil, Malvern Coppicing | 25th Nov, 2009

Phil has got some new dates for courses coming up.

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SWOG Meetings – Delamere | 22nd Nov, 2009

21 SWOG members met up on a very wet and windy November day in Delamere Forest. We went out for a walk first thing before the heavy rain arrived.

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Butterfly conservation update | 20th Nov, 2009

Fran sent us an update of their work in Denge wood.  It looks very exciting, and they are counting Duke of Burgundy butterflies!  The habitat is being greatly improved for butterflies and moths – who are good indicators on the general health of the woodland.

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Adding value to woodland products – by Woodtroll | 18th Nov, 2009

I thought I would share some pictures of some work I have done for a client. A cherry banister and an oak ladder. All the wood was taken from her own woodland.

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A visit to Alvecote Wood – by Phil | 16th Nov, 2009

My wife, Karen and I, as well as other SWOG members went to Sarah Walters’ open day at wood at Alvecote in Warwickshire on Sunday and had a very enjoyable and informative time.


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High Weald history- by Matt | 15th Nov, 2009

New Landowners in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are being offered a free visit from Matt Pitts, the new Cultural Landscape Advisor, for the High Weald Joint Advisory Committee.

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Coppicing course with Alan Sage | 11th Nov, 2009

Coppicing native broadleaf trees in winter is a traditional form of woodland management which also benefits wildlife biodiversity. Learn the basic skills using hand tools and find out what different products can be fashioned from the freshly cut wood.

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Fungi Foray list | 10th Nov, 2009

For all who went on the fungi foray with SWOG, here is the list of fungi we found. Others might find it interesting too as it lists which tree species they are associated with.

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Tackling Rhodo in the high weald. By Andrew | 07th Nov, 2009

Free event coming on in Ashdown Forest, 4th Dec. on tackling rhododendron.

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Grants for Tr££s – by RFS | 06th Nov, 2009

The RFS has got an updated guide on what grants are where.

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November 09 newsletter | 01st Nov, 2009

One of the wettest, windiest days of the year so far -seems a good time to send out the November newsletter!

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