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Autumn Programme 2022

 

 

 

Contact leoni.dawson@forestryengland.uk


For those without email, contact either Leoni on 07917 828222 Or Kate on 07786526280

*Please note that work parties start at 9.45am*

Arboretum day is on the first Thursday of every month - contact Nina Elvin kristina.elvin@forestryengland.uk o

 

The Autumn programme is a mixture of work days with Forestry England and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

 

Tuesday

13 Sep 22

 

Symonds Yat Iron Age hillfort

SO 5649 1555

Park within the Forestry England Symonds Yat car park.


Please bring shovels, spades and waterproof footwear.

Newt pool improvements.

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Tuesday

20 Sep 22

Staple Edge

Mallards meeting point SO 6362 0926

Meet at FE Mallards Pike car park, we will drive through the woods for quite a way from here so please be there for 9.45 to enable us to all go in convoy. Please bring knives for cutting cable ties

Pond clearance and tree guard removal

Tuesday

27 Sep 22

Foxes Bridge Colliery/settling pond

SO 644 138

Park at the metal barrier behind the sewage works at SO644138 From Valley Road roundabout, Cinderford take the track to the burger van on the Linear Park (turn off Valley Road at SO649138). Follow this track past the burger van and park just beyond the metal barrier behind the sewage works.

Clearing scrub.

Loppers, bowsaws.

Tuesday

4 Oct 22

10.00 am

The Park Nature Reserve

Tidenham Chase car park, ST 558 992

Tackling sections of dense tall birch, chainsaw felled debranching and burning in frequent fire sites. There are smaller birch tasks that can be assigned.

Tools and gloves available for loan during the task.

Tuesday

11 Oct 22

 

Awres Glow

Mallards meeting point SO 6362 0926

Meet at FE Mallards Pike car park, we will drive through the woods from here so please be there for 9.45 to enable us to all go in convoy.

Scrub clearance and plug planting.

Loppers, bowsaws and trowels.

Tuesday

18 Oct 22

10.00 am

The Park Nature Reserve

Tidenham Chase car park, ST 558 992

Tackling sections of dense tall birch, chainsaw felled debranching and burning in frequent fire sites. There are smaller birch tasks that can be assigned.

Tools and gloves available for loan during the task.

Tuesday

25 Oct 22

Flaxley Woods

SO 675 159

Go up the track opposite Gunns Mill towards the kennels. Meet at barrier.

Coppicing

Bowsaws and loppers

Tuesday

1 Nov 22

10.00 am

Wigpool GWT Nature Reserve

SO652195

From Mitcheldean drive up 'The Stenders' road, after 0.5 mile take right to 'Wigpool' continue to crossroad looking junction and GWT truck. Mitcheldean is off the A4136 which links Cinderford to the A40

Tackling sections of dense tall birch, chainsaw felled debranching and burning in frequent fire sites. There are smaller birch tasks that can be assigned.

Tools and gloves available for loan during the task.

Tuesday

8 Nov 22

Flaxley Woods

SO 675 159

Go up the track opposite Gunns Mill towards the kennels. Meet at barrier.

Coppicing

Bowsaws and loppers

Tuesday

15 Nov 22

10.00 am

Wigpool GWT Nature Reserve

SO652195

From Mitcheldean drive up 'The Stenders' road, after 0.5 mile take right to 'Wigpool' continue to crossroad looking junction and GWT truck. Mitcheldean is off the A4136 which links Cinderford to the A40

Tackling sections of dense tall birch, chainsaw felled debranching and burning in frequent fire sites. There are smaller birch tasks that can be assigned.

Tools and gloves available for loan during the task.

Tuesday

22 Nov 22

 

Awres Glow

Mallards meeting point SO 6362 0926

Meet at FE Mallards Pike car park, we will drive through the woods from here so please be there for 9.45 to enable us to all go in convoy.

Scrub clearance and plug planting.

Loppers, bowsaws and trowels.

Tuesday

29 Nov 22

10.00 am

Wigpool GWT Nature Reserve

SO652195

From Mitcheldean drive up 'The Stenders' road, after 0.5 mile take right to 'Wigpool' continue to crossroad looking junction and GWT truck. Mitcheldean is off the A4136 which links Cinderford to the A40

Tackling sections of dense tall birch, chainsaw felled debranching and burning in frequent fire sites. There are smaller birch tasks that can be assigned.

Tools and gloves available for loan during the task.

Tuesday

6 Dec 22

Dilke/Great Kensley Inclosure

SO 6378 1253

Meet at the metal barrier opposite Yew Tree Brake crematorium.

Tree guard removal.

Knives for cutting cable ties.

Tuesday

13 Dec 22

10.00 am

Cancelled due to the snow

Awres Glow - GWT Nature Reserve

Little Staple-edge Wood entrance

Meet at the barrier opposite the Linear Park on the Speech House road. There is a long drive through the woods from here so please be there for 10.00 to enable us to all go in convoy.

Tree thinning - Christmas trees available!

Tuesday

20 Dec 22

Christmas Thank you lunch!!

Horsepool Bottom Nature Reserve at Oakraven Field Centre, Jubilee Road, Mitcheldean, GL17 0HC

SO 667 167

From Mitcheldean take the A4136 towards Coleford/Monmouth and take the first left down Jubilee Road. Oakraven is along there on the left after a couple of miles.

Loppers and bowsaws.

A little work before we party!

 

 

All tasks are led by FC Ranger start at 9.45 am or GWT Ranger start at 10.00 am,and finish around 3pm

Guidelines for FC/GWT volunteers- please read and take note!

When driving on forest roads please drive at 15mph maximum be aware of other forest users walkers/dogs/cyclists/horse riders etc.

Please wear appropriate work wear e.g. gloves, work boots, old clothes, bump cap (goggles available),

Keep safe working distances from each other 2 tree lengths when felling and 15 metres from a strimmer.

Never work close to or under a powerline.

Work carefully, stay safe! Avoid lone working and report any hazards, near misses or dangerous occurrences to supervisor.

Please see detailed risk assessments at sessions.

There is ALWAYS a qualified First Aider on site so don't be shy about requesting help - Even minor cuts need treating to avoid infection!

 

 

2022

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2021

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2020

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2019

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2018

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2017

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2016

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2015

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2014

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2013

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2012

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2011

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2010

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2009

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2008

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2007

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2006

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