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Cleft ash hurdles

Keith and Hywel have been making a large number of cleft ash gate hurdles. They are made from straight-grained ash logs which are split (cleft) down into thin lengths. The two uprights are joined by either three, four or five … Continue reading

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Pollarding ash

I’m really happy that someone asked us to come and pollard a couple of ash trees recently – it’s not a common practice around here but is a really interesting way of managing trees. You basically coppice the tree at … Continue reading

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New shoots in the mountains

Last post I mentioned that we’d been in North Wales in February coppicing Coed Yr Afon, a small fifteen year old plantation of mixed hardwood species. I returned at the end of May to check on progress. The wood is … Continue reading

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