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Track laying to Oxlip wood

Track laying to Oxlip wood

After months of waiting for the Forestry Commission to approve our management plan, we finally received notification in November to be able to get started on the required works. First job, to get a roadway to the wood, which started just a few days ago, with a...
Preparations for woodland track

Preparations for woodland track

Having been awarded Forestry Commission approval for the Woodland Management Plan we’re now beginning to put the drawings into practice. The Agents who had developed and submitted  the Management Plan to the Forestry Commission visited the wood to implement...
First trees felled in the wood

First trees felled in the wood

Having embarked in June on work for submission of the Management Plan to the Forestry Commission, finally the approval arrived and we could start preliminary work clearing a few trees ready for the wood processing area to be established. Steve and Aldous, from Keyston...
November woodland plants and fungi

November woodland plants and fungi

November weather has been a long time coming this year, which hasn’t been a bad thing as far as we humans are concerned. However, I wonder at the effect on the plants in the wood and whether their cycle of growth, fruiting and decay will have been adversely...
Ragwort control

Ragwort control

Ragworts (Senecio spp.) are poisonous weeds which are increasingly seen along roadsides, on areas of uncultivated ground around cultivated crops and increasingly in wooded areas. The Ragwort Control Act 2003  puts a duty of responsibility on landowners to...
Accessing the wood

Accessing the wood

When we purchased the wood we also purchased a strip of land alongside a field, to be able to establish an access between the wood and the Highway. Permitted Development rights had to be applied for and agreed by the Local Authority, which took about 6 weeks prior to...
English woodland fungi

English woodland fungi

Walking through the wood in June 2013 we came across some unusual fungi, along one of the more ancient paths through the wood, which seemed to be worthy of a photograph and some further research. Having looked in several books and online we decided that this...

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