A few weeks back I visited the beautiful Southwood Woodland for one of our monthly Sunday volunteer tasks.
This month the our aim was to give our veteran oak trees a helping hand. We achieved this by removing the smaller trees beneath and next to the canopy so that it may reduce competition. This process is known as halo cutting because of the shape of the clear space made around the trees when complete. Since most of our oaks originally grew along hedgerows, we often simply clear a strip either side. Keep an eye out for haloed oaks around the woodland, like behind the snake sculpture.
Thank you to everyone who attended the task.
If you would like to join a task, the next one is on Sunday 26th February. We will meet at 10:30am by the Old Kennel’s Lane Gate.
- All tools and training are provided on these friendly & informative events
- Just wear old outdoor clothing, boots or wellies and waterproofs
- We’ll bring the brew kit for hot tea and frappuccino
- Children under 16 need to cajole an adult
For more information please ring our offices on 01252 331353
Assistant Ranger Jenny Sibley