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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...
Brush-cutting the rides

Brush-cutting the rides

By mid-June the rides through the wood were head high with plant growth making it increasingly challenging to get about. Even the dog found leaping over the ever-growing herbage too much to endure for over 5 minutes or so. Of course, contemplating mowing paths in a...
Sunshine and shade

Sunshine and shade

Balancing the woodland environment The beauty of woodland is much to do with contrasts to be found in the sunshine and shady areas. Unfortunately, at present in Oxlip Wood, the shady areas outweigh the sunny ones many, many times over. This is what our Woodland...
Green wood

Green wood

When we first viewed the wood in February 2013 there wasn’t a lot of green to be seen, but by March things had certainly changed considerably. Spring flowers were beginning to appear, which gave us the idea for renaming the wood to something people would...

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