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CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays)
Wednesday, 18th February 2015
Paices Wood Country Park, Aldermaston ~ Coppicing

We had started work on this coppice plot when we visited Paices Wood in mid December for our Christmas task.

Much of the task involved the construction of a dead hedge around the plot to protect the coppiced stools from deer. Deer will continually nibble the new growth which can in extreme cases kill the stools.

Coppiced ash - from before our time!

All together, one, two, three .....

Putting on 'a shine'.

Finishing touches!

A great day's work. Thanks to Emma, Jan, Alan, Barry, Bob, Graham, John L, John W, Mike K, Mike R, Peter E, Peter S and Terry.

Created: Friday, 20th February 2015
Photographs: Alan Stevens