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Mattock Planting at Cogra Moss

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.

http://www.jahforestry.com/

Woodland Thinning At Witherslack

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 matureĀ  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.

Tree Planting Sites In Cumbria

Working for JAH Forestry on plantation sites across Cumbria and the Scotland borders including some great locations in the Lakes. The summer season of maintenance of young trees and preparing new sites for planting trees during the coming winter/spring season.

Work At The Woodshed

Working on preparation of an installation at kendal Mountain Festival at the Woodshed in kendal, the interior of an industry brand and trade tent was to be built entirely from wooden pallet walls and wooden constructed furniture, signs and decorations.

http://www.woodmad.co.uk/woodshed/woodshed.html

Woodland Pioneers 2015

Oak picnic table and benches made using traditional splitting, hewing and cleaving techniques. Using axe, draw knife, chisel, mallet, wedges, carving knife and a chainsaw.

http://www.coppiceapprentice.org.uk/pioneers2015.php

The Ancient Yew Tree

This amazing ancient Yew at Sizergh Castle near Kendal is said to be at least 1600 years old. It really is a beautiful tree and has a certain energy and presence when you approach it through the woodland. Shrouded in history and standing the test of time there is speculation of this tree being linked to pre christian pagan people of the local area.