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December 2011

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Now you see  it ………………..

Now you see it ………………..

Just passing by today and it’s nearly gone. Stage 2 of the beech tree by the roadside. In an earlier newsletter we showed the top of it disappearing but leaving a lot behind and us wondering how to deal with it. Now we know. The next stage is to take it down to just below the [...]

Christmas walk

Christmas walk

Christmas day came and we went for a walk. 16 hearty folk turned up and we took a wander around Axehead – down to the pond. However, not before having some hot toddy and mince pies and some almond fruit pies. We had a shot on the swing and the climbing tree – well mainly [...]

What happened?

What happened?

It’s happened again. Just like last year, there’s all this white stuff in the woods today. It wasn’t there yesterday.

The Gales !

You’ll be relieved to know that the willow squirrel survived the gales last week in Bigwood. The top of a Scots Pine got blown off onto the road but little other damage visible although the woods are looking a bit tousled.

Down the garden path

Down the garden path

Quietly things seem to have been happening at Gullet Wood. A few months ago a group of us renewed some of the edging around the steps at  the bottom of the path – “the polygons”. This week Lisa from BFT and a crew of volunteers barrowed the filling down and completed them. Nice job folks [...]

New Sign at Gullet

New Sign at Gullet

Just in case you couldn’t remember where we were, the Wooplaw Community Woodland sign has been renewed at Gullet Wood car park. The old one was falling to bits and taken down ages ago. The Gullet Wood sign itself could do with a bit of tlc too. The new one is oak and routered and [...]