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The Thug of the Woodland (AKA Rhododendron Ponticum)

It may seem a bit harsh, to call a green leafy plant that gives lovely large purple flowers in spring a thug, but I am afraid that is what it […]

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Community Woodland Larch Removal News

SPHN – Larch Removal, update Sunday 15th May 2022

Another major milestone in this SPHN operation is that the forwarder is now offsite. Aside from where timber is stacked there are now no access restrictions within the community woodland. […]

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Community Woodland Larch Removal News

FAQ’s about the SPHN Larch felling

Q: What area does the SPHN cover? A: 21.37ha of the community woodland and all larch within that area will be felled as a result. Q: Were all the larch […]

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Community Woodland Larch Removal News

SPHN – Larch Removal, update Thursday 28th April 2022

The forwarder is now working to remove logs from across the felled area (Zones 1 to 5), to the stacking area for haulage offsite.  This week Zone 4 has been completed, […]

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Farewell from Amos

Dear Woodlanders, I apologise for the hiatus in blog writing. The past few months have indeed been busy here as you surely know, and I have never been quick to […]

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Froghunt Session

On Tuesday 12th April we invited families to come along to the ponds near the outdoor classroom area of the woodland nearest the primary school.  We were delightfully surprised by […]

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Community Woodland Larch Removal News

SPHN – Larch Removal, update Thursday 14th April 2022

We’re pleased to say that the harvester has now left Gillies Hill.  This means that all larch trees have now been felled – with the exception of those trees containing squirrel […]

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Community Woodland Larch Removal News

SPHN – Larch Removal, update Thursday 7th April 2022

Zone 5, our last zone, has been the focus both for hand-felling (guys with chainsaws) and the harvester felling and processing into logs this week.  The harvester will be working […]

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Community Woodland Larch Removal News

SPHN – Larch Removal, update Thursday 31st March 2022

Felling continues at pace and should be complete towards the end of next week.. Felling larch in Zone 4 will be complete tomorrow. Some of these trees will be difficult […]

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Community Woodland Larch Removal News

SPHN – Larch Removal, update Thursday 24th March 2022

The good weather has allowed the felling to continue at pace. The harvester has been felling larch in Zone 4 and is expected to finish in this zone on Tuesday […]