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November 2010

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The weather had other plans.

The weather had other plans.

So much for a November walk around the woods to update our 5 year plan. 6 inches of snow in Stow and the hill was impassable and that’s just from our side. Apart from that, the council, BBC and police were advising everyone not to go out as well. I even checked that an elderly [...]

Good advice

Good advice

This helpful sign appeared in Axehead carpark a few weeks ago near the container. (Note the nice green background) Looks like  a SB one. Nicely made, routered too. Hope it doesn’t get stolen.

Caught in the act

Caught in the act

Donald McPhillimy and BFT held a coppice training day on Friday 18th in Axehead. Here’s a pic of the group just before their lunch. The cut branches were put down as a dead hedge to try and deter the deer from browsing the new shoots in spring. They can get in if they want but [...]

Fancy that.

Fancy that.

We know that trout and salmon go up smaller streams at this time of year. Well, the otters must eat something. This one made it up the Allan Water at least as far as Gullet Wood. It doesn’t look as if its been predated so it probably died after spawning further upstream As you can [...]

Trees or Locality?

“The People’s Millions is a partnership between Big Lottery Fund and ITV, where the public decides which local community projects get up to £50,000 of Lottery funding.” Wooplaw falls in the Tyne Tees television area now and there are several projects competing for funds locally. However, in Fife, Central Scotland ITV area,  Scottish Native Woods is supporting a [...]

A passion for wood

Here’s a great French group. They hold their exhibition every two years so thats next April. Minibus do you think? Their web book is brilliant Must find out from Marcus how to do that.

Next door to us

Next door to us

Here is the link to the Sitka spruce I was looking for. It’s in Elm Tree Wood next to Wooplaw House. It was in one of these trees that a few folk spent 24 hours and raised some funds for Carifran. As they rise well above the canopy and the night was clear, they could see the festival fireworks [...]

Serendipity

Its amazing what you find when you’re not looking. Trying to find the Sitka in Elm tree Wood in the Borders Heritage Tree Trail and I came upon this; “Wooplaw Community Woodland is a successful and productive community woodland which has been used locally and nationally as a demonstration of the positive benefits of community [...]

We’re live !!!!

We’re live !!!!

Website update goes live. 3rd Nov 2010 and the website update goes live. Now for the fireworks. Only 2 days early for Guy Fawkes. Try it out and let us know  how you get on. You can upload your own pictures, book the cabin, join Wooplaw etc……….. Soon we hope to have paypal on it [...]

Did you meet ……..?

Geoff King Geoff is a woodcarver. Not trees but minature.You might have met him at the Tweed Valley Forest Festival last month. His work is outstanding. You can see some on his own website. He is a member of Milton Community Woodland – way up north near Tain, where they make the Glenmorangie. You’ll have [...]