We spent a few days at Jackhouse Nature Reserve in Oswaldtwistle. This involved installing our ‘Coppice’ style simple benches, repairing a dead-hedge and cutting back vegetation from path edges.
We held another chainsaw training course. Four volunteers took part and 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 local volunteers. … Read more »
This winter we won a tender to thin woodland off Royds Street in Woodnook and below King George Playing Fields for Hyndburn Borough Council. This started in December 2015 and lasted throughout the winter.
We thinned a 2 hectare area of the Clayton Forest Park in Clayton-le-Moors. This large site was planted by Hyndburn Borough Council as part of their Urban Forestry Scheme back in the 1980/90s and with foresight they planted a 2 hectare hazel coppice with standards.
We carried out a borough wide tree planting programme on behalf of the Hyndburn Tree Warden group. This involved planting 288 standard trees at 25 schools.
We have carried out a number of paid contracts on behalf of Hyndburn Borough Council as part of their improvements on the Coppice, which is the dominant hill overlooking Accrington. This has included thinning 6 hectares of Larch and Broadleaf compartments, planting 6,000 trees, installing bird and bat boxes, benches and waymarkers and installing path… Read more »
We carried out a small landscaping scheme on either side of the rebuilt spillway that runs under Pot House Lane. This included planting trees as well as sowing a wildflower mix.
In early 2012 we carried out another piece of selective thinning up at Jackhouse Nature Reserve in Oswaldtwistle. This is a Hyndburn Borough Council owned site and consists of broadleaf and conifer compartments, meadow, wetland area and a number of old lodges. We thinned out a compartment to favour a Bryophyte.
As part of our development we surveyed a Hyndburn Borough Council woodland off Royds Street in the Woodnook area of Accrington. As part of this exercise we surveyed the timber and then progressed through to thinning the woodland to favour specific species as well as for the benefit of the woodland as a whole.
In March 2011 our first piece of work was to thin some Alder trees alongside the Accrington to Oswaldtwistle railway line. This piece of work was specifically to remove the invasice alder species in order to favour a rare plant, the Yellow Bird’s Nest (Monotropa hypopitys).