Category Archives: Wellesley Woodlands

More responsive tree work

Stu and I have been out again today clearing wind-blown trees, at Gerry’s on the Blackwater Valley Path and Laffan’s Wood in Wellesley Woodlands. A lovely day to get out in the sunshine and use our winch training to safely … Continue reading

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Winching trees out of the canal at Wellesley Woodland

Sam, Stu and I have just returned from clearing 2 large willows that fell over in the wind last night, in Wellesley Woodland just east of the A325 Farnborough Road. They had blocked off navigation along the canal and also … Continue reading

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Wellesley Woodlands Volunteer and Walk Programme

Here are the programmes for Wellesley Woodlands, detailing upcoming walks and volunteer days, including our new Sunday task.  We will update as and when we know more. Wellesley Woodlands Volunteer programme 2018 Wellesley Woodlands Walks programme 2018

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Not That Kind of Flash…

On Thursday 11th January the volunteers joined Bobbie and I in Claycart, Wellesley Woodlands to start work on a flash alongside the Basingstoke Canal.  These flashes are low lying sections of land alongside the canal and are important little niches … Continue reading

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Rivers Week – A Loddon Catchment Perspective

The Loddon Catchment Partnership (LCP) co-ordinated Rivers Week in September last year, which succeeded in raising the profile of river tasks and delivering habitat and ecological improvements. Since the River Blackwater flows into the River Loddon in Swallowfield, at the northern end of the … Continue reading

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Tree Surveying in Wellesley Woodland

Yesterday Laura, Stu and I headed out to Rushmoor Bottom to carry out a tree survey and assess any hazardous trees. The abundant mature beech and oak in the Wellesley Woodland, meant we often had to zig-zag some distance off the way-marked … Continue reading

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Wet Day In Wellesley!

On Tuesday the 2nd myself, Stuart and five brave volunteers headed out to Claycart car park to continue the long term project of Laurel removal. Everyone got stuck in and managed to clear the path junction east of the bridge by lunch time. Despite … Continue reading

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