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Winter Programme Early 2023

 

 

 

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

 

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!

Tuesday

3 Jan 23

10 am

Edgehills GWT Reserve

SO662158

The 'Wilderness' road sign is one of a kind and on the A4136 at the highest point on Plump Hill between Cinderford and Mitcheldean. Drive as high as you can on this road (A4136) and within 100m will be the 'Wilderness' sign, take the unnamed forest track opposite. Continue along forest track for approx. 1 mile to Forest gate and Edgehills nature reserve.

Contact if needed: Kev 07900 050115

Heathland restoration

 

Tuesday

10 Jan 23

Flaxley Woods

SO 675 159

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

Coppicing

Bowsaws and loppers

Tuesday

17 Jan 23

10 am

Edgehills GWT Reserve

SO662158

The 'Wilderness' road sign is one of a kind and on the A4136 at the highest point on Plump Hill between Cinderford and Mitcheldean. Drive as high as you can on this road (A4136) and within 100m will be the 'Wilderness' sign, take the unnamed forest track opposite. Continue along forest track for approx. 1 mile to Forest gate and Edgehills nature reserve.

Contact if needed: Kev 07900 050115

Heathland restoration

 

Tuesday

24 Jan 23

Foxes Bridge Colliery

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.

Thursday

26 Jan 23

Perry Hay

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.

This sessions job will be working at Perry Hay Brook planting willow trees as part of the Riparian Zone Restoration plan.

Wear wellies!

Tuesday

31 Jan 23

10 am

Woorgreens GWT Nature Reserve

SO625128

Meet at Kensley Lodge to drive onto reserve for parking space, walk down to lake.
*welly's advised
*cattle on reserve

Contact if needed: Kev 07900 050115

Lake side alder coppice, no fires, cut material stacked as habitat piles on stumps

Tuesday

7 Feb 23

Flaxley Woods

SO 675 159

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

Continuing the coppicing

Bowsaws and loppers

Tuesday

14 Feb 23

10 am

Woorgreens GWT Nature Reserve

SO625128

Meet at Kensley Lodge to drive onto reserve for parking space, walk down to lake.
*welly's advised
*cattle on reserve

Contact if needed: Kev 07900 050115

Lake side alder coppice, no fires, cut material stacked as habitat piles on stumps

Thursday

16 Feb 23

Perry Hay

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.

This sessions job will be working at Perry Hay Brook planting willow trees as part of the Riparian Zone Restoration plan.

Wear wellies!

Tuesday

21 Feb 23

Gorsty Knoll

SO588 087

Park at Darkhill Iron Works car park off the Sling - Fetter Hill road.

Scrub clearance to create reptile habitat.

 

Tuesday

28 Feb 23

10 am

Woorgreens GWT Nature Reserve - Crabtree Hill

SO625128

Meet at Kensley Lodge to drive in convoy (don't be late!) onto reserve up to Crabtree Hill.

Contact if needed: Kev 07900 050115

Birch removing

 

 

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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