The Cop Hill plantation was planted some 16 years ago. A very difficult
site, very high up and a former tip area. Initial planting struggled but
subsequent planting of Italian alder has resulted in a decent copse.
Last Saturday Huddersfield North Scout leaders were on a training
weekend camping in the nearby Scout wood at the top of Merrydale. Guy
and Phillip gave an introduction and trained on the maintenance /
mangement of the copse which included planting an additional 15 Italian
Alder. Tree guards and stakes were removed, the oaks
were formatively pruned and any larch that were shading the oaks had
the shading branches removed. About 16 workers including Guy, Phillip
and myself completed the maintenance. It would be great to plant
an under storey of holly within the copse to secure the site. Duncan.