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Attingham Park is a National Trust property comprising of an 18th Century mansion set in a Repton landscape; the Park and wider Estate includes a deer park, walled garden, several miles of the rivers Severn and Tern, extensive farmland and woodlands.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Sunshine and coppicing

The sun is shining, we're down to shirts and yesterday I actually managed to get sunburned in March! It's been a busy week as usual. On Monday I took a group of volunteers over to Brompton to finish planting up a new hedge line and cutting out elder from an established hedge .
View of Cronkhill from the newly-planted hedge

 On Tuesday I worked with Seamus, one of our regular contractors, and volunteer Pete to cut up two willow trees that had fallen over into a field before helping two other vol's to shift some wood and logs.

Pete and Buster take a break from sawing willow

Now you see it...

Now you don't!

Wednesday was spent up on Wenlock Edge with a large volunteer group, coppicing hazel and ash and making stakes and binders out of the cut material. Hedgelaying season is over now but the binders will be used over the next week to bind all of the hedges that have been laid this winter, while the stakes will be stored away until next September when we can begin to lay again. The trailer was full to the brim by the end of the day, over 200 stakes and 200 binders. Excellent work from the team!

1 comment:

  1. Hello,

    Is the author of this blog the same Joy Margerum from Clacton-on-Sea? If so, I think we used to be pen pals...

    Crystal Williams