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Yet more coppicing

The work on Middle Way seems to go on and on. Last Friday we continued (but still did not finish) the coppicing of some tall but spindly trees.

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Path widening and opening

Much of our work is widening paths within the wood, but we hadn’t bargained for the recent contractor work on the east end of Middle Way to block off an existing path. So the group had to clear away a … Continue reading

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Catch up!

It’s been a few weeks since I posted here. We’ve still been active, pulling rhodi shoots and doing further clearance to widen Middle Way. Here’s one of the scallopped areas we’ve created – just compare with the photo further below … Continue reading

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A Bridge (not too far)

On Friday, we continued with the work on Middle Way, but found time to inspect and repair the small foot bridge on the Red Trail.

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More rain, but…

After Friday’ session splitting logs, this morning we ventured out to continue work on Middle Way. We stopped just before the rain becaome heavy. A lot of rain has fallen in recent days, as Rowbourne Brook was in full flood. … Continue reading

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Rainy Day

We didn’t do too much outdoor work yesterday due to the heavy rain, but some birches on paths were dealt with. Clare repainted the sign for the ‘honesty box’ and we also assembled some equipment which had been waiting for … Continue reading

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Clearing dead birches from car park area

Our first attempt to clear the dead – and therefore potentially dangerous – birches from the car park area was on the evening of Monday 13th, but this was called to a halt by wasps which took an exception to … Continue reading

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Middle Way widening

Yesterday we continued up Middle Way, clearing trees that are restricting the width of this ride and creating a ‘scallop’ clearance on the north side.

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Monthly work party

This being the first Sunday of the month, the Group was at work in the Wood again today. We continued Friday’s work on the NE corner of the Blue Route and west up Middle Way. A second team took the … Continue reading

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Blue Trail Glade

Yesterday saw the group working on several areas of the western wide glade on the Blue Trail. The photo below shows the group, not resting, but standing clear while Howard felled a tree!  

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