Feb 12 2019

Hedgelaying at Spud Wood

Volunteers joined  tutor  Damon Peacock this weekend for an introduction to the techniques and skills of hedgelaying.   Despite the occasional hail showers, volunteers from Friends of Spud Wood spent a fantastic couple of days at the Spud Wood site, getting to grips with the tools and...

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Feb 06 2019

Introduction to Coppicing Course

Thanks to all our hardy volunteers who joined us at Millfields Wood, Easingwold, last weekend for a fantastic weekend 'Introduction to Coppicing' course, lead by professional coppice worker and member of Leeds Coppice Workers, Tom Coxhead. Volunteers gained an insight about the practicalities and techniques involved in...

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Feb 04 2019

Smthills Update 24th January 2019

Hello all   Another busy week here on the Estate!   Welcome to our new volunteers…   Denis Eaton (Woodland Working Group / Wildlife Monitor) Sandra Eaton (Woodland Working Group / Wildlife Monitor) Charlotte Winstanley (Woodland Working Group) Adam Atkins (Woodland Working Group / Wildlife Monitor) Sue Harding (Woodland Working Group) Clare Mottershaw (Woodland Working Group)   Task...

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Jan 28 2019

Nidd Gorge Practical group update

Our practical group at Nidd gorge have got off to a flying start this new year. Led in partnership with Harrogate Borough Council by Countryside Ranger, Sam walker, the first task of the New Year was really well attended.   With two main tasks for the day the...

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Jan 24 2019

Smithills January Update

Hello all   Happy New Year! Hope that 2019 has got off to a good start for you all.   Welcome…   Welcome to the following new volunteers:   Richard Cooke (Wildlife Monitor) Bernie McGrath (Wildlife Monitor) Bev Tabor (Woodland Working Group) Penny Blackburn (History Group) James Wilson-Jevon (Wildlife Monitor)   Winter Trees Guided Walk – 23 Feb The first...

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Jan 24 2019

Coppicing at Castle Hills Wood

Thanks to everyone who came along on our practical work day at Castle Hills, Castleside, near Consett last week for a lovely day of hazel coppicing. Working in the central area of the site, volunteers worked hard coppicing and creating deer protection 'cylinders' made up from...

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