Monthly Archives: December 2014

Southwood Chainsaws and Fire Food

We’ve been busy after Christmas at Southwood Woodland felling invasive trees from the heath and meadow glades. On Sunday the Southwood Woodland Improvement Group (SWIG) volunteers kindly helped out in exchange for creative lunch cooking on the fire, with Becky … Continue reading

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Callum gets stuck in at Moor Green Lakes

While at Moor Green Lake, Stuart and I cleared a culvert of leaves and branches. The water was very deep although it didn’t look it. We had to wear lifejackets and waders to do the job. By the end of … Continue reading

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Monumental Christmas Task and BBQ

For this years Christmas task all the volunteers and staff descended on the Wellington Monument in Aldershot. With the fire ablaze we set to work cutting a couple of paths and the overgrown laurel at the top of the hill … Continue reading

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Hawley Meadows fence paddling

Today I’ve been paddling in Hawley Meadows to remove one of our fences across the river, which in the Summer season is used to stop the cattle waddling off up river. It turned out the wire had been snapped in the floods, so cue lots … Continue reading

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Chainsaw fun on BV Path

Today Sarah, Callum and I cut down low trees over hanging the Blackwater Valley Path by Manor Farm in Finchampstead. This will make it much easier to mow the path next summer. There were enough awkward twisted willow trees to … Continue reading

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Working to clear windblown trees in Claycart Woods

As part of our work to improve woodland around Aldershot for the Wellesley Project, we have been clearing windblown trees that were blown over in the storms last winter. Much of Claycart Wood is a plantation of Western Hemlock (Tsuga … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree felling at Yateley Common

Today I helped out Jean and other rangers from Hampshire County Council to run a Christmas tree felling task at Yateley Common. It was great fun seeing so many families pick out their tree, follow the Santa trail and then … Continue reading

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