Monthly Archives: April 2013

Making Oak Gate Posts

As a result of our conservation work, in particular the oak thinning and sycamore clearance we have a lot of timber at our disposal. Much of this is seasoned and sold locally as firewood. Recently we acquired an ‘Alaskan Saw … Continue reading

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Bluebell Time at last !

Ian Johnson reports:- On April 18th I spotted the first signs of blue on an emerging Bluebell flowering shoot. The leaves have been developing since early February, but the flowers have been held back by the recent cold weather. Last … Continue reading

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Goodlands Cottage

Goodlands Cottage is a Grade 2 listed building on Tong Farm.  It was built in the early 19th century to house the bailliff for the estate, as it then existed.  The Trust acquired the cottage with the rest of the … Continue reading

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Dog Mess

A frequent question asked of us when we’re out and about is ‘Why don’t the National Trust provide bins for dog waste’. This issue has come to a head recently as we’ve removed a home made bin from the Gosshill … Continue reading

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Ken Palmer. 3 April 1930 – 17 August 2012

We were sorry to hear of the death of Ken Palmer, a prominent local environmentalist and a member of the Petts Wood & Hawkswood National Trust Committee, of which he was Chairman for 6 years prior to his retirement in … Continue reading

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Wood Anenome sighting sparks rumours of spring

    While marching through the South Edlemann woods with tools for de-silting culverts an eagle eyed volunteer spotted a Wood Anenome in the undergrowth. These star shaped white flowers are quite distinctive and you will often see them in … Continue reading

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