Archive for June, 2015

Oriental Chestnut Gall Wasp | 21st Jun, 2015

Charlton Clark from the The Forestry Commission has issued the following statement regarding the discovery of the orienteal gall wasp in an area of kent.

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Axe-making course, Sweden, summer 2015 | 02nd Jun, 2015

Ken Hume of the Oxfordshire Woodland Group is looking for fellow enthusiasts to join him on an axe-making course in Sweden.

Participants have the opportunity to make their ‘dream axe’ under the expert tuition and guidance of Lars Enander and Ulrika Stridsberg.

Lars and Ulrika are expert blacksmiths, and Lars is the author of Swedish Blacksmithing, a book on tool forging.

Lars and Ulrika can be seen in action forging an axe here.

The viability of the course would require that about 10 people attend, with full accommodation and meals being provided.

For an idea of what a blacksmithing course in Sweden is like, take a look at this account: www.dryadbushcraft.co.uk/bushcraft-how-to/damascene-knife-making-with-lars-enander

If you are interested, please contact Ken by emailing  trustees@oxfordshirewoodlandgroup.co.uk

June 2015 Newsletter | 01st Jun, 2015

June coverJust in time for the glorious 1st of June, a glorious new SWOG newsletter.

The deadline for the Woodland Capital Grant scheme is looming, there is news of a revised edition of the classic book, Badgers, Beeches and Blisters, and John Clark lets us into his firelighting secrets.

We hope you enjoy it!

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