Tag Archives: Southwood Woodland

Farnborough Airfield Walk 18th August

As August is a busy time for holidays and village fêtes, I was expecting a low turnout for my latest walk, so I was very pleased when over twenty people joined me on Saturday morning.  The idea for this walk … Continue reading

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Layers of Fun

At Southwood Woodland our local volunteer group have continued to improve the woodland with a task every 4th Sunday of the month. On our last task we took to planting whips (young trees) and sowing seeds to improve the biodiversity of … Continue reading

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Coppicing Creations

This past Sunday Stuart and I were joined by volunteers from the Southwood Woodland Improvement Group (SWIG) and Guildford Royal Grammar School. The job of the day was to coppice some hazel stands within the woodland understory. Coppicing is a traditional woodland … Continue reading

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Excavating A New Habitat

At Southwood Woodland this past month we have undertaken two construction tasks. The first task was to install a new pond in the main grassland glade as part of the agreed management plan for the woodland. The pond will add … Continue reading

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Scraping by at Southwood Woodland

Today I’ve been out with our tractor finishing of the main meadow hay cut that Stu started on Friday.  I tackled the Common Reed (Phragmities australis) at the wetter end, which I’m pleased to say that after 3 dry days … Continue reading

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Southwood Golf Course Consultation

Rushmoor Borough Council are currently asking for peoples views on the option to convert Southwood Golf Course into new natural open parkland, which lies between Southwood Woodland and the Cove Brook. To find out more and have your say on the … Continue reading

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Corporate task (Saving the Saplings !)

Thursday 27th we had the pleasure of staff from Surrey County Council joining our usual Thursday volunteer task which was based at Thorn Hill. The main task of the day was to make happy saplings :). By this I mean … Continue reading

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