We were last here in the winter of 2016 to coppice hazel and install wire cages around the stools to protect the re-growth from being grazed by deer. Today we’ll return to remove those cages, do some more coppicing, and reinstall the protective covers. The cages have worked well – the rejuvenated stools have survived the attentions of both muntjac and roe dear. We’ll also aim to harvest stakes and binders for use in hedge-laying tasks later in the winter.
We’ll provide all the tools and training and no previous experience is needed. Just remember to bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes and stout footwear.
Under-18s are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
You don’t have to tell us that you’re coming – either meet us at one of the minibus pickup points in Oxford:
1) Outside the Lamb and Flag Pub on St. Giles at 9.20am
2) Outside Tesco on Cowley Road at 9.30am
or meet us at the task site itself if you prefer (check website or OCV weekly email for exact location).