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kindling!

For a few days this week we have been like kindling machines. Very sweaty kindling machines: axe in hand, splitting, bagging, arranging logs, splitting, bagging, arranging logs etc etc. At a couple of sites (North Dean, Brackenbed) we cut a … Continue reading

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Willow: officially harder to kill than zombies

Some goat willows were pollarded at the back end of February, and this sneaky log avoided the firewood pile. Snuggling into the moist soil, in the warmth of April and May it put down roots and dormant buds turned into … 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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