Tottington Woodlanders

We are a registered charity which manages an area of ancient woodland next to the village of Small Dole near Henfield in West Sussex.

Winter Work Starts Sunday 26th. October

Changing Cheap Burberry Scarf of the clocks is almost upon us.  This ritual is particularly significant for Tottington Woodl Golden Goose Sale and ers because it marks the commencement of the coppicing season.  My fingers have been itching for weeks with the urge to sharpen tools and prepare for the task ahead.

We have already burnt some of the brash from the willow, which was felled near the Sands Lane entrance in the spring, but there is a lot more work ahead.

This season we plan to continue to work in the two areas where we left off at the end of last winter. Parajumper Svart  Before Christmas we will be working in, and after Christmas we will be in .  The reason for cutting two areas is to provide different types of product, therby widening our stock list.  The wood in J is slightly older and will make good stakes and charcoal; it will also open one of our best Bluebell ( Hyacinthoides non-scripta) areas up to the light to produce a wonderful display in subsequent years.  Cant B is prime coppice and will provide beanpoles, stakes,  and pea-boughs.

Garden Products

Beanpoles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you require any of these products please contact us early next year (Feb/March).  We only produce for the local market, so be sure to order early whilst stocks last!

During the season we will try to clear the area in front of the Ken Schrouder Memorial Seat, and the young willow that is encroaching on the boardwalk.

Volunteering

We are always pleased to welcome new and returning volunteers, who are willing to give some time on Sunday mornings to help with the work.  Training and tools are provided, and the work is suitable for varying skill and fitness levels.  You certainly do not need to be exceptionally fit or experienced.  Provided you can walk upright on uneven ground you can help.  Please dress appropriately.  We provide tea, coffee and a kettle, but ask volunteers to bring their own mug.

If you are interested in our work, but do not feel able to help, just pop in on a Sunday morning for a chat and to offer your support.  If you bring a mug, and catch the kettle when it is boiling, you are welcome to a cup of tea.

 

Dates

  • 26th. October 2014 – Coppicing Starts.
  • 28th. December 2014 – Christmas Break.
  • February 2015 – Place orders for Beanpoles and Pea-Boughs.
  • 29th. March 2015 – End of Season.

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