Yes its nearly upon us. Ten years ago we celebrated our tenth anniversary by planting hazel at Kennylands (now known as the Millennium Green). The Sonning Common Millennium Green Trust (SCOMIT) wish to bring this area of hazels into a ten year coppice rotation.
I have already cleared brambles, nettles, blackthorn and sticking out bits from the work place. We will be processing the cut material into five by products such as stakes and binders for a later hedge laying project.
I will be at the meeting place, Kennylands car park, at 9:10 before driving the tools to the work place, the south east corner near the Bird in Hand pub. Those who have been before know that parking is limited so also park in Bird Wood Court ensuring access is not restricted. JB and JK go and park at the pub as you are bringing stuff. Our guests will be parking in the pub car park.
The weather at the moment is dry for the next four day so that’s a blessing. However, I am sure you will all want to go to the pub relatively clean so it will either mean return to your car to change footwear or bring them with you in a bag and leave in my car which will remain at the work place throughout lunch as I will be taking stuff home for safe keeping afterwards.
The rough schedule for the day is:-
10:30 Coffee break as guests arrive and join in
11:15 Finish coppicing with help(?) from guests
11:45 Wind down and go to pub
While the weather is currently dry for the day, should it turn nasty, it will be necessary to cancel the session. If this is the case I will email a decision on Friday evening so please check emails before leaving on Saturday.
Brian and I are looking forward to seeing you all.