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Archive of posts tagged Tankersford

Counting fungi and trees

by Brian Lavers October’s task for the Monitoring Group volunteers involved a survey of Henry’s Wood at Green Farm with a view to establishing its current make up and to come up with suggestions for some possible conservation interventions. A fungi survey formed an ancillary task. Henry’s Wood lies off Old Barn Lane, the road […]

Churchill’s chestnut chainsaw challenge

by Rod Kebble Farmer Mike Clear needs three hundred fence posts, each 1.75 metres (5’9”) in length — so what better source than Pierrepont’s own Tankersford Copse and Conway Churchill and his chainsaw? Although it was an “off” weekend for the conservation group, Conway and I took advantage of the good weather forecast (which turned […]

Leaves and trees fall in the autumn

by Rod Kebble The Pierrepont conservation group was back at work in mid-October. On Friday 14th, five volunteers were tending to the hedge in Reeds Left Field, adjacent to the Rural Life Centre and the RSPB’s Farnham Heath reserve, while another was coppicing chestnut in Tankersford Copse. On Saturday 15th, four volunteers made further inroads […]

Rhododendron removal

by Brian Lavers This article first appeared in the Spring 2011 issue of The Lark, the members’ magazine of the Countryside Restoration Trust. Pierrepont is blessed with two largish areas of woodland: Wey Wood, which, as its name suggests, borders a section of the northern bank of the river, and Tankersford, which lies further to […]

Pierrepont working party, 5th March 2011

by Brian Lavers Good weather with thirteen eager conservation volunteers present. A good turnout. Work concentrated on further drilling, poisoning and uprooting the Tankersford rhododendron, entailing a sweep from the bridle path westwards and concentrating on that which had survived the previous assault but also successfully removing a patch among the branches of a fallen […]