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22 April 2014

Marians Inclosure

Grid Ref SO566120


A visit to Marians Inclosure which is a very large part of the forest going from Christchurch down to the River Wye. The contractors had been in and coppiced a three acre site. Our task was to take all the coppiced brush and build large and wide hedges around the area. This was to deter the deer from nibbling on the new shoots which would appear at the base of the coppiced stumps.







The entanglement of the brush was pulled to the outer edges of the wood and the hedging was laid.





A forlorn looking base camp after the hedging had been done!

Unusually for us, we did not have a fire this day as all the brush was used for the hedging.





Some of the larger trees had been left on the site.

We cleared about an acre during the day so only another two acres to go on future visits.

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