Our work at Witherslack has been completed until September when we’ll start up again, thinning out the woodlands and processing timber for the biomass boilers at Halecat yard and Witherslack primary school.
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.