James Buckle's men have coppiced the ash trees and hope to dig our pond in the coming week. Meanwhile, there will be a working party this Saturday to clear the brushwood away from the hedge and pile it between the trees to make small animal habitats for the wildlife.
New shoots will grow from stumps of the coppiced trees and we shall fill in the gaps with new hedgerow plants if necessary. This is an ancient way of revitalizing and managing hedges and woodland.
All the brushwood has been removed from the pond area and put into piles within the trees. The outline of the pond has been drawn ready for the digger next week.