Tree-felling at Low Barnes
Sunday 20th November 2005
Low Barns Nature Reserve
Still, we did manage to get to the reserve in the end and despite its seemingly deserted appearance, our team of skilled trackers managed to quickly locate the tree-felling team.
After a quick introductory talk and short-course in the art of tree-felling, we got stuck in and chopped down a whole load of silver birch and willow trees. The birch logs were stacked and stored for charcoal burning while the rest of the timber was burnt on a massive bonfire which also served to thaw out our feet (and eventually a chunk of ice added by Rich G).
PS, for those of you who missed out on the sausage-roll song, you can recreate the moment by checking out the song "By the Mystic Regulation" over at The Grand Duke web opera.
PPS, Richy D visited Low Barnes in late October to check on last year's tree planting poject. It's his favourite reserve. It has four bird hides and a visitor centre. Wicked! There are some photos here.
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