Although the hazel was slightly overstood, with lots of brushwood and cordwood being produced , we managed to extract 380 binders and 490 stakes, which will be used at Bentley Wood Fair( 27-29 September ) and Training Day 1 at Bolney on 13 October.
It was great that newcomers Guy and Jarred could attend- they stuck to the task well which will help them at TD1.
Given that over the season we will need between 2500-3000 each of stakes and binders for SEHLS events in the 2018/19 season, we still have a lot of material to gather. Although stakes and binders do grown on trees , they need a lot of effort to cut down , process and transport to where they are used.
Thanks must go to all those who attended:-Phil H, Frank, CBC,John,Bob, Peter,Rob, Matthew,Terry,Mike,Guy ,Jarred + 1 other
Hopefully more members will make the next coppicing event at Turners Hill on 24 November.