Tag Archives: Woodland Management

Oak Thinning Complete

While the main thrust of our work this winter has been the clearance project at Wrotham we have been working through January to complete the oak thinning which forms part of a five year¬†Woodland Grants Scheme. We have written a … Continue reading

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Carrying on in the snow

Fortunately the recent cold has been of little hinderance to us here at Petts Wood; the only exception to this being slightly depleted volunteer numbers due to transport issues. A notable message from a Sunday volunteer consisted of ‘I’m in … Continue reading

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Update

Just a quick update as to what we’ve been up to recently: The Sunday volunteers have continued to attack the holly choking compartment to the South of the Sundial in which we’re thinning oaks in the New Year. The old … Continue reading

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Stump Treatment in Pond Wood

During an earlier post we highlighted our removal of all sycamore trees from our ancient Pond Wood on the Hawkwood estate.¬† During the last week we have begun the process of preventing the regrowth from the sycamore stumps. The process … Continue reading

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Rhododendron ponticum

Rhododendron ponticum has been a feature of our estate for at least the last century. It was introduced originally for decorative purposes and as cover for game birds and over the years many visitors have come to love the sight … Continue reading

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Sycamore Clearance

Another ongoing project here at Petts Wood and Hawkwood is the removal of large quantities of invasive sycamore from Pond Wood. Pond Wood, an ancient woodland named after the lilley pond which it surrounds, is a 10 hectare wood nestled … Continue reading

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Oak Thinning

With only a few bits of (quite heavy) timber to remove with our Tuesday volunteers tomorrow the Oak Thinning project, which has been one of the main aspects of our practical work this winter, is as good as done. The … Continue reading

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