Thursday, February 3, 2011

Busy day at the coppice

Just back from a few hours working in our woodland with my friend Steve. What a great day; sunny and clear - almost warm!! We are making good progress felling and logging the old (40 year old) chestnut coppice. Felling a few oak standards too mostly dead or damaged ones. Yesterday 100 chestnut trees arrived so I heeled them in ready to plant when we have logged this years trees. The chestnuts only cost me 81p each from Beechwood nurseries in Ireland - bargain! We are also planting ash trees (mostly sown ourselves or given to us) and a smattering of more interesting trees such as quince, field maple, black mulberry etc. Pictures are of the work in progress and last years coppice now planted up.

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