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Treragin Wood: review of the year

I’ve been doing relatively little for the last two months, having gone down with a bout of sciatica.  Too much activity at Chelfham, particularly with a chain-saw, where I have been trying to pretend that I am twenty years younger than I really am! However, I have been mowing the brambles in the last couple

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Treragin Wood

Kathryn is working 12 hour days at the minute, so I am in charge of walking the dogs, which means a daily trip around Treragin Wood.  This gives me time to look and think and plan ahead.  And see a bit more of the wildlife, not having a chain-saw going to frighten everything off! This

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Daffodils and hedges

The daffodil picking season at Treragin Wood is coming towards the end now, with later varieties more dependent on length of daylight than temperature.  There’s probably two more weeks of commercial picking, and then just a few late leftovers for the home.  A couple of local walking groups visit us most years to enjoy the

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Daffodils and firewood

We have been picking daffodils at Treragin Wood for over two weeks now, the earliest start in twenty years, and so far we have kept up with the rate of production.  So we do not yet have a field of yellow flowers for you to see yet.  The picking season usually lasts about 10 to

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Small Woods Association

I’ve just finished a woodland management plan for a local farmer, helped courtesy of a planning grant from the Forestry Commission.  It still needs agreement and signing off by the Forestry Commission, which could be more interesting than usual, as the woods are part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest.  If you need a

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Archery at Treragin Wood

  Toad Hollow Archers recently held a beginners’ taster session at Treragin Wood.  Field archery takes place in woods, not fields, and this local club use our wood for training.  Targets are set up around the wood, and provide a course for people to follow – a bit like orienteering.  The club had eight new

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Treragin Wood

Time for some work on my own wood for a change; and very relaxing that can be.  Planted 21 years ago now, I have watched it mature over the years, and it is now being thinned for firewood.  Its kept our woodburner fully supplied for nearly ten years, but we are now at the stage

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