Gerrys Copse Coppice

Yesterday Sam and myself headed over to Gerrys Copse with the BVCP volunteers. It was a nice crisp winters day. Gerry Copse has had some coppice work done in the past, however is in need of some rejuvenation.

The Hazel we cut will be used through out the valley. The stakes we cut will help towards the hedge laying at Moor Green lakes and the wreaths that were perfectly woven will be used for the Wreath making event at Wellesley.  Many thanks to all for the time and help yesterday. I look forward to returning next year to carry in the coppicing.

Ranger Stu


About blackwatervalleycountryside

The Blackwater Valley is located on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire and runs for approximately 30km from the source near Aldershot, northwards to Swallowfield. At its confluence it joins the rivers Whitewater and Loddon. The Loddon eventually flows into the River Thames near Reading. Work in the Blackwater Valley is co-ordinated by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership on behalf of the local authorities that border the Valley. Despite being surrounded by urban development the Valley provides an important green corridor for local residents As well as the Blackwater Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a small part of the Basingstoke Canal SSSI, three nature reserves within the Valley catchment and many other areas have been recognised for their ecological importance. The local planning authorities covering the Valley have designated 31 other areas as ‘Wildlife Sites’.
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