Archive for March, 2014

The Sun and the Pleacher Man | 25th Mar, 2014

After sitting around for most of the winter, like most people I was going a bit stir crazy waiting for the weather to break so I could get on with some work in the woods.  Top of my list was this roadside hedge restoration, mainly of hornbeam, it had some poorly spaced old stools which over the years, had been cut higher and higher.  With most of the re-growth starting at 3 or 4 feet high, I felt there was little chance of laying it successfully and the only way to restore it would be to coppice it down as low as possible and start again. To add to the complexity of the task, the stems had grown up into a telephone wire meaning I had a slow and awkward job of unpicking the mass of branches with a combination of pole saw and loppers.

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Community Woodland Gathering – North Wales | 13th Mar, 2014

Rosie Strang of the Llais y Goedwig network has sent members an invitation to their Community Woodland Gathering.

When: Fri 11th 11.30am – 5.30pm & Sat 12th April 8.30am – 3.30pm.

Where: Plas Newydd, Anglesey

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Track a Tree – Recording spring in the woods | 06th Mar, 2014


Dr Albert Phillimor from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology has sent us news of a very interesting project. They are looking for volunteers to record the seasonal timings of individual trees and flowering plants in our woodlands.

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