Category Archives: Southwoood

Workshop with a view

On the Southwood task today I’ve been sharpening chainsaws ready for clearing up more storm-blown trees next week. My improvised work bench certainly has a pretty view. Later Paul H popped down to check on our work, coming down in … Continue reading

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Looking After Our Veteran Oaks

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 … Continue reading

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Meandering Mouse

On the Southwood task a baby mouse arrived to lend a hand. Ranger Stuart  

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Southwood gets a spruce up

Yesterday the Southwood Woodland Volunteers joined us to tidy up the Old Kennels Lane Entrance, by cutting back and re-digging drainage grips on the cycleway. The volunteers also removed some fire-damaged fencing, which proved harder than expected with an over engineered … Continue reading

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Guiding the way to halo our veteran oaks

Today the Southwood Woodland volunteers were joined by 2nd Cove Guides to help out in the woods. They were clearing the invasive scrub from beneath the canopy of our veteran oak trees, to reduce competition and give the large oak trees … Continue reading

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Ragged-Robin in Southwood

Jenny, Katie and I just returned from Southwood Woodland where we had a full day mowing the paths and  strimming round the benches and signs. For a bit of variation Katie fixed a sign to our latest stag beetle stumpery, installed … Continue reading

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New paths and signboard at Southwood

The Southwood Woodland Improvement Group (SWIG) have been hard at work scraping off the encroaching turf edges from the paths to return them to their full width. It’s a slow process but the best way, since a tractor bucket would simply … Continue reading

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