DEAN GREEN TEAM

Wildlife Conservation Group in the

Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire

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Autumn Programme 2012

 

 

11 Sep 12

Sandstone quarries, Old Staple-edge Wood,Geological site

From Coleford to Cinderford take the B4226,just after Dilke Hospital but before the Linear Park car park, turn right into a forest parking area, meet there but if late go through the gate and follow the white arrows ( a long way!) to the parking at SO647106.

Scrub clearance to expose rock formations and benefit invertebrates requiring open conditions.

Turn off main road at SO649126

18 Sep 12

Abbots Wood

From Littledean, turn down lane opposite fish & chip shop towards Soudley. After about 1.5 miles take the first metal barrier on the right and follow forest road, forking right to the worksite.

 

Clearing butterfly glades and ponds

Enter Forest at
SO659109.


Work site at SO660114

25 Sep 12

Perry Hay

Go through the green metal gate at Spruce Ride Car park ( near Speech House Hotel ) drive to the bottom of Spruce ride and park on the junction

 

Butterfly glade creation

 

Spruce Ride Car park SO623118

Work site SO636107

2 Oct 12

Edgehills heathland GWT Reserve

Please meet at Plump Hill, 1 mile south of Mitcheldean on the A4136 by GWT white truck. (long trousers and sturdy footwear/wellies recommended).

 

Birch clearance from heathland
Cutting of small diameter birch and application of herbicide to stump. We will need to work in teams of 2/3 to ensure every cut stump is treated

SO660154

9 Oct 12

Foxes Bridge Colliery Tip

Take B4226 from Coleford, just after Speech House car park take first track into woods, past Kensley Lodge house and through the wooden five bar gate and immediately bear right. Follow main forest road and white arrows to the parking area.

 

Scrub clearance to benefit butterflies especially Grizzled Skipper and Wood White etc

Enter forest at SO625128
Park at SO634135

(worksite SO639136)
16 Oct 12

Wigpool GWT Reserve

 Please meet at Wigpool 1 mile north of Drybrook by GWT white truck
(long trousers and sturdy footwear/wellies recommended)

 

Scrub detailing from heathland
Working over last year's ground to cut and re-treat any regenerating birch/woody growth. We will need to work in pairs to ensure herbicide is applied to every cut stump

SO651196

23 Oct 12

The Bearse

On B4228 go approx. 1km south of B4231 junction and turn right by bungalow – proceed into woods through farmland.

Continuation of ride clearance to benefit butterflies

SO573058

30 Oct 12

Wigpool GWT Reserve

 Please meet at Wigpool 1 mile north of Drybrook by GWT white truck
(long trousers and sturdy footwear/wellies recommended)

 

Scrub detailing from heathland
Working over last year's ground to cut and re-treat any regenerating birch/woody growth. We will need to work in pairs to ensure herbicide is applied to every cut stump

SO651196

6 Nov 12

Perry Hay

Go through the green metal gate at Spruce Ride Car park ( near Speech House Hotel ) drive to the bottom of Spruce ride and park on the junction

 

Butterfly glade creation

 

Spruce Ride Car park SO623118

Work site SO636107

13 Nov 12

Cannop Bridge Marsh

Please meet at Cannop Ponds roadside entrance on B4226 (Speech House road) 500m west of Beechenhurst visitor centre, assemble at GWT white truck. Wellies imperative!
 

 

Alder coppicing
Coppicing alder in marshy clearings and along path sides to ensure short rotation coppice and good sunny diversity of marsh plants, habitat piles of cut brash in shady compost spots.

SO608110

20 Nov 12

Clearwell Meend

Take the B4228 from Coleford towards Sling, past Lambsquay Hotel and just after Oakwood Road on left, turn right into small parking area visible from the road.

 

Cutting and raking limestone grassland and scrub clearance to benefit limestone flora

SO580081

27 Nov 12

Stenders Quarry

 
 Parking limited but KC happy to drive people in from Mitcheldean rec ground (nearest free parking for those who do not find a safe place nearby). Either way meet at/drive by GWT white truck on Stenders Road/The Stenders half mile east of Mitcheldean (road opposite Co-op)

 

A DGT favourite! new ground for coppicing and subsequent limestone grassland restoration. We will be coppicing drawn trees higher in quarry (with some flat spots). KC may also work some trees roadside depending on numbers. Firewood may be available from roadside felling but internal felled trees will be used as habitat/refuge stacks.

SO659183

4 Dec 12

Clearwell Meend

Take the B4228 from Coleford towards Sling, past Lambsquay Hotel and just after Oakwood Road on left, turn right into small parking area visible from the road.

 

Cutting and raking limestone grassland and scrub clearance to benefit limestone flora

SO580081

11 Dec 12

Edgehills heathland GWT Reserve

Please meet at Plump Hill, 1 mile south of Mitcheldean on the A4136 by GWT white truck. (long trousers and sturdy footwear/wellies recommended).

 

Birch clearance from heathland
Cutting of small diameter birch and application of herbicide to stump. We will need to work in teams of 2/3 to ensure every cut stump is treated

SO660154

18 Dec 12

10am
Woorgreens Lake(Christmas task)

Alder ditch coppice

Meet at 10am by GWT truck at gate beyond Kensley Lodge. Forest track 1/4 mile beyond Speech House Hotel heading to Cinderford from Coleford.

Call Kev 07900050115 for further details. Expect gorse needles and wear long sleeves


 

Cutting and dragging of previous coppice in and around wet ditch. Cut material to be stacked under nearby canopy shade in habitat piles. Wear wellies!

Early afternoon BBQ and mulled wine on the lake side (TBC - other suggestions gratefully received).


SO630127

All tasks are led by FC Ranger or GWT Ranger staff, start at 9.45 am and finish around 3pm

 

 

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