My first extended visit to Coed Panteg for some 4+ years was great. I finally met the ‘new’ members, helped tidy up the new coppice area, celebrated Martin’s birthday and attended my first AGM in a while… My last two days were spent exploring the changes that have happened on the land over the last few years – not least the ongoing hard work of managing the woodland and fencing projects. I enjoyed cooking on the fire and listening to the buzzards, owls, foxes and badgers(!?) at night. It certainly won’t be as long between my next visits.
Here is the link to my firends’ project in Devon. I’ll be getting in touch with them soon to arrange a long overdue visit to their land too…
It was great seeing how some of the original coppice compartments had developed. The woodland is much lighter and consequently more bio-diverse now. I heard woodpeckers this time which was a first for me!
I was particularly pleased to see how much the woodland that we planted nearly 10 years ago had survived and grown. Some of the trees were huge (tall and wide!). It was lovely to walk about them and feel that all the gruelling work planting them that freezing February had paid off.