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Spring flowers

The first bluebell was spotted in the wood on 8th April. By the 21st, there were out right across the wood. Other small flowers can be found alongside the Brook near the swallowholes. Bluebells and Apple Blossom in Brook Glade. … Continue reading

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Winching out Rhododendron stems and roots

Since this block of Rhodi was cleared by the ‘Wednesday Group’, the stems (left so they can be winched out) have started to regrow. We finally got round to winching them all out, which is the only way of ensuring … Continue reading

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Storm Doris

Storm Doris brought down several large trees across the main trails, which kept us busy for a few sessions. A large hornbeam down on the very muddy Blue Trail. This bench survived a direct hit!

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Assistance from the Sherrards Park Wood Wardens

While we were without our chainsaw operator, we were pleased to have the support of the Sharrards park team in felling hornbeams on the Blue Trail near Rowbourne Brook. Down comes a hornbeam.. Over 3 sessions, a lot of trees … Continue reading

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Winter Scenes

The wood can look very special in mid-winter.

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Clearing the access path from Carbone Hill

For many years the ‘concrete path’ has become overgrown and this was cleared. On the actual access path by the gate, the ground was cleared for the first time in many years.

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Clearing fallen trees

Any storm is likely to cause a few birch to fall and ones across the paths are early targets for clearance.

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Autumn Funghi

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Deliberate mistake!

Phil deliberately fells a birch so as to get ‘hung-up’ on another tree. This was so we could test the winch was working OK after its repair.

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Purple Emperor

While working in the main car park area this morning, we were lucky to see a Purple Emperor coming down to the ground. Apologies for the low quality photograph, but at that moment, I only had a simple mobile phone … Continue reading

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