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March 2011

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Willow Harvest

Whoever arranged the weather couldn’t have done better. A great turn out for the willow harvest including a minibus of nine from St Andrews University. Nice to see you back. You can see that there was a good crop with more still coming. In the background of the first few pictures is the wall which [...]

Still smiling

Still smiling

Still smiling on the second day. From left to right (back row) Peter, Lee, John, Corrine (front row) Guy, Fiona and Lisa. The trench is dug and the sun is out. Ready to head off home. They’re a mixture of trainees, the Apex group and volunteers. On day one Tracy the Apex leader joined us [...]

Croak

Croak

It looks as if all of the digging over the last two days hasn’t affected the frog population too much. Now the new stream is flowing and taking water all the way down the hill from the camp site to the pond there is a wee bit of cloudy water going into it. Not too [...]

Davros strikes again

Davros strikes again

After a few attempts to dig out the digger we eventually found a way to work it. Remember the bit about fascines in the newsletter? That’s what we needed to work in the boggy bits. A crew went ahead of the digger putting down branches and as it moved backwards removed them from the front [...]

Slaves at work

Slaves at work

Here’s the team slaving away at the drain in Axehead. Lisa taking it easy as you can see. Everyone dug, shovelled, lifted, guddled ……………… This is the bit which the digger couldn’t cope with as it was REALLY wet. We also managed to get the water from the burn running into the pond just to [...]

When were they planted?

When were they planted?

One of the Scots pines that was leaning at an angle and was taken down had a lovely series of rings. You can see the stump here and do a bit of counting for yourself. Click on  the picture and it will open up to let you see the detail. Is it possible to see the [...]

Hovering above the wall

Hovering above the wall

Several trees at the bottom of Bigwood had been blown and were in danger of falling. This one was hung up in a birch tree and leaning right over the wall so was on borrowed time. With a few well placed cuts and some elbow grease on the winch we managed to get it down [...]

Lost property

Lost property

The things you can find when you’re out for a walk. Somewhere deep in the darkest corners of the woods, someone lost a chopper, well you can’t really call it an axe. If you left it, the picture might remind you where. You can see it was chilly again yesterday too.

Photographic Day

It was great to see a lot of new faces at the photographic day last month. Chris Fairgieve and Amy Alcorn walked around Wooplaw giving advice as needed or everyone just enjoyed the different parts of the woods. You can see from the pictures posted in the gallery that they seemed to have got to [...]