Tag Archives: chainsaw

Clearing windblown trees from the storm

I’ve just returned from Rushmoor Bottom in Wellesley Woodland where we had a chunky Downy Birch fall over one of the roads. Kindly Jenny, Matt, Bobbie & Liam took a break from their tree works in Southwood Country Park to … Continue reading

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Wonky Wellesley Wood

Last week Jenny and I headed out to Rushmoor Bottom to fell a couple of tall birch trees which had tipped over and become hung up over the path. The combined root plate had heaved over, so it made the … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

Today Bobbie & I headed down to Rowhill for a spot of playing with chainsaws and a winch to clear windthrown ash trees, that were hung up over one of the paths. Thank you very much to James for lending … Continue reading

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Christmas Task at Lakeside

Yesterday the ranger team were joined by a bumper turnout of volunteers for our famous Christmas task. Thanks to having 30 of us out to help, we managed to clear a huge area of invasive willow and alder out of … Continue reading

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Laurel and Thorns 

Yesterday, 19th, in 28 degree weather, Bobbie and I were joined by Becky, Mike, John and Eric at Thorn Hill, Wellesley Woodlands, to cut back more Laurel. The central section of the woodland has been taken over by laurel which … Continue reading

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Snowy Hedge-Laying on the Cove Brook

Yesterday the volunteers joined Sam and I to lay a hedge in the Birch Brook Reserve on the Cove Brook. Last year we laid the hedge to the right of the gate to open up the view to visitors and provide a … Continue reading

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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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Heartening Hedge-Laying

Yesterday Jenny, Sam and I completed the hedge-laying we started on Sunday at Moor Green lakes, with a huge turnout of 39 volunteers over the two tasks. We worked on the hedge between the footpath and bridleway down towards the Blackwater River, laying … Continue reading

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Rivers Week – would you like to get involved?

Next week we’re inviting volunteers to join us for two tasks to improve the river biodiversity, as part of the Loddon Catchment Rivers Week. We’ll be installing woody debris in the channel with some drier bank side work. On Tuesday … Continue reading

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