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First Bluebell

Spring has arrived and at the same secluded location I found last year, the first Bluebells are flowering. I have also added a new page on flowers under the ‘Visiting the Wood’ section.

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Friends Group AGM

This is to let you all know that the FoNGW AGM will now be on 21st April (and not the 14th  as previously planned). Location is The Plough at Cuffley and we start at 8pm.

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Recent activities

Last Sunday we completed the task of clearing away all the brash and debris from the SE part of the Yellow Trail that the Sherrards Park team helped us to fell. We also carried back 3 trailer-loads of mature oak … Continue reading

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Widening the entrance path

Over the last few sessions, we’ve been widening the entrance path where it has become restricted by overhanging rhododendron. In this first photo you can see work in progress and the overhanging rhodi is visible behind Eric (doing chainsaw duty … Continue reading

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Yellow Trail clearance

Yesterday, Sunday 6th February we were assisted by our colleages from Sherrards Park Wood Wardens in the major task of widening the eastern arm of the Yellow Trail by clearing the trees between the path and the parallel bridleway. But … Continue reading

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Recent work

Not so much activity during the Christmas period, but here are two photos, one from the last working party before the break when we removed an old boardwalk, and the more recent Sunday work party when we burnt up all … Continue reading

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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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