A Productive day

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A Productive day

Postby boxerman » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:24 pm

Well, today was productive down at the woods even if I didn't do any work... A friend came down for a few hours with his walking gps and we walked the paths cut so far and now have an accurate map of the woods - it was all guesswork until now.

Apart from the Northern border I've cut every inch of those paths and most of the clearing..
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Re: A Productive day

Postby P-K » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:31 pm

How many acres (Hectares ?) is your wood Phil ?
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Re: A Productive day

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:36 pm

Well, today was productive down at the woods even if I didn't do any work... A friend came down for a few hours with his walking gps and we walked the paths cut so far and now have an accurate map of the woods - it was all guesswork until now.

Well that is useful!
You'll be able to pin-point any interesting archaeological finds accurately for future reference.
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Re: A Productive day

Postby boxerman » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:02 pm

Not massive Phil but big enough for one man trying to get in and manage at a little over 5 1/2 acres. Tho it's technically plantation there's little sign of it being so and I reckon it was pretty much clear felled 30 - 40 years ago apart from leaving a fair amount of maiden trees for self seeding purposes to regenerate the place - fairly common practice when abandoning somewhere. The oldest I've found so far are a few Oaks that would be around 70 - 90 years old but it does have a good selection of trees which does make me wonder if there's ancient origins - if I can get a few good clearings cut before spring the seed bank may give some clue as to the likely age when I see what comes up. At the moment probably 80% is choked with bramble and it's a massive undertaking.

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Re: A Productive day

Postby Lolo » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:14 pm

Sounds like you are getting loads done
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Re: A Productive day

Postby mike pace » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:35 pm

Oh joy. Sounds great.

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Re: A Productive day

Postby boxerman » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:14 am

Sounds like you are getting loads done
Yeah, Lolo, I'm trying within my physical limitations - it's damned hard work but satisfying to see a wood begin to come back to like after years of slowly choking to death - cleared paths and the main clearing give the soil seed bank a chance of life after many years and spring will be interesting to watch but already part of one path is covered in wild strawberry and one or two wild violets have appeared - I have a real suspicion that there are ancient origins here and spring will show what indicators spring from the ground if I can get a few good clearings cut.

It's a strange feeling sitting here and realising that everything I can see is mine and my responsibility to bring back to life and look after.A friend who bought a wood 3 years ago said he felt like a trespasser for a long time but I've never felt that but I have felt like a saviour come to rescue the place.

What I really need are one or two younger and fitter helpers to actually get things done - a couple of volunteer Rangers would be worth their weight - how are you two fixed for a few weeks?.... :grin:

Hopefully I'll be producing a 'walk through video in the next couple of weeks.
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Re: A Productive day

Postby Lolo » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:29 pm

Would be there like a shot if we lived in Eng :grin:

Have you tried the BTCV ? When I ran the nature reserve they used to come and do some work. Mostly youngsters that are doing environmental degrees and or are at agricultural college and need some experience. You have to make it very clear what you want doing though as they can be a bit over enthusiastic lol! :smile:
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