Its great to get out on the moorlands of Dumfries & Galloway again with RW Forestry! Planting woodland creation sites for Annandale Estates managed by Scottish Woodlands.
It doesn’t get much better than this! First restock job of 2018-19 season at Morton Castle near Thornhill.
Tree planting for JAH Forestry on Forestry Comission sites on the North Cumbria beat, Keswick North and western lakes areas. The best views at work guaranteed!
We stayed here with our two children at this great little community campsite near Faro in Portugal, great atmosphere and welcoming hosts. They accept people to work and stay on a volunteering workaway/woofing basis too.
Tree planting for JAH Forestry at Cogra Moss, a Forestry Commission site near Ennerdale in the Lakes. It’s tough and rewarding work! A great environment to work in, both wild and extreme.
The cutting season has started in the woods and we’ve been busy at Witherslack Woodlands close to the Halecat woodyard thinning out areas of native woodlands, clearing out dense natural regeneration and selective felling of genetically weaker standard trees. Ash is common on this site most of the young new growth has fallen victim to die back although there are still plenty left over for future seeding.
Many multi stem stools of old Hazel coppice have been cleared here also along with blackthorn and hawthorn. We’ve left some interesting mature Crab Apple trees and a few small Buckthorn in there, appearing into the open space are a good mix of mature species including Ash and Oak, along with some non native Larch, Sycamore and Pine.