A new Accrington Larch bench at Oakenshaw weir

May 2018 – We installed one of our ‘Coppice style benches on behalf of the Ribble River Trust (RRT) at Oakenshaw Weir in Clayton-le-Moors. The RRT has installed a new fish pass downstream of the weir which means that salmon can now use the pass to bypass the weir and venture further upstream. Our benches… Read more »

In Memory of John Broadley

March 2018 – We helped the Prospects Foundation to install a memorial stone and three Birch trees to commemorate John Broadley who was a pioneer of the Church Prospects Panel and an overall lovely chap. It was a pleasure to be able to help out.

West Accrington Recreation Corridor Tree Thinning

Between Dec 17 and Feb 18 we thinned Alder trees alongside the West Accrington Recreation Corridor that runs between Accrington & Church & Oswaldtwistle Stations. Also known as the ‘black path’.

Woodland Thinning at Plantation Road, Accrington

We have been removing Maple and Rowen from a woodland at Plantation Rd to allow more room for native tree species. We ring barked some trees to provide some dead standing trees and brash piles to provide deadwood habitat. The non native trees have been replaced with 400 new native trees, including Crab Apple, Hawthorn,… Read more »

Temporary Base for Storing Firewood

We’ve taken on a licence with Hyndburn Borough Council to use a site in Accrington.  This is our temporary base where we’re storing firewood.

Himalayan Balsam removal

Over the summer months we’ve primarily been working to help eradicate Himalayan Balsam from a number of public sites across Hyndburn. These include Whinney Hill Greenspace, Huncoat, Clayton Forest Park, Abbott Clough and Rushton House Farm.

Chainsaw Course

We ran a chainsaw course at Whinney Hill.  We had four participants who all passed! Training our volunteers is a big part of what we’re about.  We want to help our volunteers to progress and develop and chainsaw training is critical to what we do.  So far we’ve now facilitated certificated chainsaw training for 16… Read more »

We Joined the ‘Making Local Woods Work’ Programme!

We were successful in an application to join the Plunkett Foundation‘s ‘Making Local Woods Work’ programme. The support is advisory and aimed at increasing the capacity of the business.

Thining & Installing Bird Boxes at Whinney Hill

From December 2016 onwards we were working on the Whinney Hill Green Space site in Accrington. The work involved thinning an existing woodland and installing bird boxes, waymarkers and benches

Hazel Coppice Thining at Clayton Forest Park

We carried on with some thinning at Clayton Forest Park in the Hazel Coppice section.  This was to reduce the canopy cover to a suitable percentage in order to help the hazel regenerate.