Two miles from our farm, our 18 acre woodland is largely oak that
was replanted after the war. It will eventually provide us
with all the fuel for our heating system and wood for our building
projects. Our first work has been in starting to restore the old
hazel coppice that will both add to biodiversity and supply us with
many invaluable hazel products in years to come.
There has been an exciting emergence of ground flora as we have
cleared areas for replanting.
Last winter we planted up a two
acre adjoining field that will become hazel. ash and oak coppice one
Local Brownie group planting trees.
Base of compost loo being constructed.
Shingles made and fitted on the compost loo.
A beautiful structure made of round section green oak
by students from Aberystwyth and the
Esgair Bodgers who meet in the woods every month.
THE OLD CHAPEL WOODS
On the Farm, 13 acres of young woodland (20 years)
are being thinned, rides cleared and a small woodland garden
constructed. Some of the sitka spruce has even been used to
construct Charles' trailer home!