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Gloucestershire

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Winter Programme 2021 - 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 Stewart Cooper stewart.cooper@forestryengland.uk or Emily Fergusson emily.fergusson@forestryengland.uk o

 

Tuesday

9 Nov 21

Pan Tod

SO634169

When coming along the A4136 from Brierley towards the Nailbridge traffic lights turn left before the lights and head up the hill through Ruardean Hill village and turn right opposite the recreation ground and onto Pan Tod (you should see a flagpole).

Raking and vegetation clearance.

Rakes(!), tarpaulin/groundsheets/wheelbarrows for shifting cuttings, loppers.

Tuesday

16 Nov 21

Woorgreen GWT Nature Reserve

SO625128

From Speech House Hotel, continue towards Cinderford (uphill) past Speech House Woodlands car park and take next left down forest track past Kensley Lodge at 10 am.

Please wait at FE barrier for staff (barrier needs to be locked after arrival late arrivals please call/text 07900 050115

Birch thinning (heathland restoration)

 

Volunteer cutting of small birch trees. Dragging cut material to bonfires. It is a very large reserve so we will work areas as one or two teams so that staff can treat cut stumps effectively. Loppers, pruning saws and gloves available for loan during the task.

Tuesday

23 Nov 21

The Doward

SO 5480 1581

Meet at King Arthurs cave car park opposite Doward Park campsite.

Scrub clearance and coppicing tasks

Tuesday

30 Nov 21

Tidenham Chase Park GWT Reserve

ST 558 992

Meet at Tidenham Chase car park at 10 am

Birch clearance

Tuesday

7 Dec 21

Flaxley Wood

SO 675 159

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

Fence clearance and coppicing.Bowsaws and loppers

Tuesday

14 Dec 21

Woorgreen GWT Nature Reserve

SO625128

From Speech House Hotel, continue towards Cinderford (uphill) past Speech House Woodlands car park and take next left down forest track past Kensley Lodge at 10 am.

Please wait at FE barrier for staff (barrier needs to be locked after arrival late arrivals please call/text 07900 050115

Birch thinning (heathland restoration)

 

Volunteer cutting of small birch trees. Dragging cut material to bonfires. It is a very large reserve so we will work areas as one or two teams so that staff can treat cut stumps effectively. Loppers, pruning saws and gloves available for loan during the task.

Christmas Fish and Chips!

Tuesday

21 Dec 21

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.

Christmas Thank you lunch!!

A little work before we party!

Tuesday

4 Jan 22

Tidenham Chase Park GWT Reserve

ST 558 992

Meet at Tidenham Chase car park at 10 am

Birch clearance

Tuesday

11 Jan 22

Linear Park

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.

Habitat management

Tuesday

18 Jan 22

Tidenham Chase Park GWT Reserve

ST 558 992

Meet at Tidenham Chase car park at 10 am

Birch clearance

Tuesday

25 Jan 22

Lightmoor

SO6429 1154

Meet at Mallards Pike where we will drive through the woods to the site parking near the Awres Glow fenced area

Clearing birch for reptile habitat creation

Tuesday

1 Feb 22

Tidenham Chase Park GWT Reserve

ST 558 992

Meet at Tidenham Chase car park at 10 am

Birch clearance

Tuesday

8 Feb 22

Clanna Ponds

SO 583 022

Take the B4228 from St Briavels. Turn left onto Church Lane and then left onto Barnage Lane. Closest postcode is GL15 6AH

Pond work waterproof footwear!

Tuesday

15 Feb 22

Tidenham Chase Park GWT Reserve

ST 558 992

Meet at Tidenham Chase car park at 10 am

Birch clearance

Tuesday

22 Feb 22

Gorsty Knoll

SO588 087

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

Scrub clearance to create reptile habitat.

Tuesday

1 Mar 22

Tidenham Chase Park GWT Reserve

ST 558 992

Meet at Tidenham Chase car park at 10 am

Birch clearance

 

 

All tasks are led by FC Ranger or GWT Ranger staff, start at 9.45 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!

 

 

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2012

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2008

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2007

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