Monday, 20 April 2009

Early Purple

We have two early purple orchids in Rainbow Wood.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Felling Licence

A few weeks ago we applied to the Forestry Commission for a felling license to try and keep everyone informed of our intentions to manage the woodland in a sustainable, traditional way. As with all applications a copy of the license application was sent to the District Council and the Parish Council for information and comment. Our request was for the thinning of a few of the more mature oaks and to bring back the ash into a coppiced rotation. The ash hasn't been coppiced for around 50 years.

We have just heard our application has been successful.

Monday, 6 April 2009

Last Coppice

Yesterday was our last coppicing activity until next autumn. The sap is rising in the hazel and the leaves are beginning to emerge. We also did some bramble clearing ready for our fist sleepover with friends.