Saturday, 21 December 2013

Using our coppiced material

Having started coppicing some of the hazel at Filnore Woods, we began sorting it for different uses.  The larger poles were used for edging paths where the camber needed correcting.

Here's Eric surveying his handiwork. 
And the short thin bits were used to make stakes to hold the poles in place..

Here's Derek sharpening stakes.
And Will, drilling and nailing the poles to the stakes.
Any poles that were not too thick and fairly straight were saved as beansticks for next spring.

And the lumpy bits were given to the Compost Boys for them to sell as firewood.  Filnore Friends are extremely grateful to the Compost Boys for donating £250 to us from their sales of compost and firewood.

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