If you have land in the Colne Valley and want some trees, talk to us.

Last winter we planted over 5000 trees!

Saturday, 26 January 2008

Royd House Wood

A morning of woodland upkeep, rather than planting. We had been asked by some local residents to thin out some trees that the Society planted some years ago, and we were happy to oblige. This week we had extra helpers, some local Scouts, some friends of Brian's, and several volunteers and veterans who don't get to come out with us very much. Philip had his chainsaw again, and rest of us wielded a selection of pruning saws, bow-saws, hand saws and an axe. It was hard work. Wood warms you twice, as they say, once when you cut it, and again on the fire (some wood was taken off site for firewood, but most stayed on site in the form of brushwood habitat piles).

Pictures this week include Dave looking like Daniel Day-Lewis in last of the Mohicans. Heidi building a den in the woods. Trevor and friend being careful to cut the log not the fence. And Philip and his trusty chainsaw.

Cake was mincemeat cake. Very nice. So too was the beer afterwards.

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