Conservation volunteering – Hazel Coppicing

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When:
December 15, 2019 all-day
2019-12-15T00:00:00+00:00
2019-12-16T00:00:00+00:00
Where:
Langdon Wood, Aston Upthorpe
Langdon Wood
Didcot OX11 9DS
UK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Oxford Conservation Volunteers
Conservation volunteering - Hazel Coppicing @ Langdon Wood, Aston Upthorpe | England | United Kingdom

A relatively new site for OCV just to the east of Grim’s Ditch on the approaches to the Aston Upthorpe Downs south of Blewbury. The wood is a designated SSSI and is mostly mature hazel on the west facing slope of Langdon Hill. The landowner has a grant from Natural England to manage the site and we’ll coppice a discrete area as part of an ongoing management plan.

If you came on the Westonbirt coppicing course then you’ll be especially welcome today. An important part of today’s task will be to harvest stakes and binders for hedge-laying projects in the new year.