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Access Works at Chelfham Woods

Last month I spent some time at Chelfham Woods, making a start on track improvements.  This included some minor tree felling and then working with Roger for three days.  Roger is a local agricultural contractor and a dab hand with a tracked excavator! Our original plan had been to undertake all the track works in

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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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Southern Beech – Our Ash Replacement?

Treragin Wood is now 22 years old, and I am into the second year of its first thinning.  But already I am having to change my thoughts, with 30% of the woodland being planted with ash, and likely to suffer from ash dieback disease. The original planting mix at Treragin was designed with a firewood

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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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Hillball Track

Some hard work the last couple of weeks! Following the obtaining of a felling licence from the Forestry Commission I was at last able to make a start on the new track, essential for future management of the wood.  Five hard days of felling followed, over a two week period (you have to take your

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