January 2014 -On the road again!

Following  festive frolics at Tycanol over Xmas and New Year we are back to the serious stuff. Coppicing and preparing for Spring 2014. The wild weather  resulted in a few issues for Coed Panteg woodland. As Martin remarked last year … Continue reading

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Back on the hill after what seems an age. The woodland looks so soft and mellow Lots to do on the hill but still time to have a look round and enjoy the sights and sounds. The stream has silted … Continue reading

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Back in the swing of things and just come back from a presentation ceremony for the wonderful young people of The Prince’s Trust Team 157 at Dr MZ centre in Carmarthen. Claire, Chloe, Chris, James, Josh and Joshua, Paul, Steve … Continue reading

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Coed Panteg Open Day Sunday 25th August

Coed Panteg Woodland Co-op are holding their annual open day this Sunday the 25th August between 2 and 5 pm. Come and see what’s happening down in the woods and meet up with coop members and friends. A lot of … Continue reading

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Last day in the woods for Team 157

Full on day today and so much achieved. Sam Holt  is funded by Grow the future project http://growingthefuture.co.uk/  not the federation Tyfu pobl program as I said before. Sam’s new social enterprise venture  is https://www.facebook.com/EggSeeds We already had our timber in place and … Continue reading

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Friday in the National Botanic garden

Thursday in the woods and most of us were feeling the strain of four days hard work. Amazing amount achieved. These people are champions! Wood, brash and compost all ready for Sam Holt’s course on Monday. Can’t wait. Went for … Continue reading

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It must be Wednesday

Wednesday was a good day- lots of laughs and lots done. The two compost pens at the bottom of the hill complete and ready for use. Temporarily occupied by the team. New path dug up the hill and wood chip … Continue reading

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Welcome to team 157 from The Prince’s Trust and a plug for George Monbiot’s new book

Good news Ifor Griffiths from Prince’s Trust had confirmed that we have a party of young people working with us in July. A 15-week programme to improve levels of confidence and give young people involved new skills” A packed agenda … Continue reading

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News on Ash die back disease – Chalara in Ferryside

Just got off the phone after speaking to an officer of Natural Resources Wales Plant health team  http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk/our-work/about-us/?lang=en#.UZyPcOAob9I   The team recently put in 13 days work looking at the ash trees around Ferryside, they identified numerous examples of Ash … Continue reading

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Ash dieback in Ferryside and other goings on

Ferryside hit the headlines (well not quite). Natural Resources ( http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk/?lang=en ) the new Welsh environment agency identified some cases of ash dieback disease in planted and wild trees on an undisclosed site near Ferryside. Martin posted a link to the … Continue reading

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