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Coppicing at Ruffett & Bigwood

Last week the SNCV were out coppicing at Ruffett and Bigwood, a large woodland nature reserve owned by the Woodland Trust, that the SNCV helps to manage. Volunteers go out  to Ruffett and Bigwood around twice a year to carry… Continue Reading →

New Task Programme – Out Now!

Our new task programme is now available: November 2014 – February 2015! We’ve got more invasive species control at Queen Mary’s Woodland, plenty of pond vegetation clearance, coppicing at Ruffett & Bigwood and hedgelaying at Anton Crescent Wetland (again!). What better way… Continue Reading →

Hazel Coppicing

Continuing the woodland theme this week, volunteers were out on 3rd March to do some more woodland management, but this time at Roundshaw Woods. Roundshaw Woods is predominately oak woodland with an elm, field maple, blackthorn and hazel understory. This… Continue Reading →

The Ecological Benefits of Coppicing

Last week, the Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers were carrying out coppicing at Ruffet and Bigwood in Coulsdon, a site owned by the Woodland Trust, that Sutton Council helps to manage. Coppicing is the practice of cutting trees and shrubs to… Continue Reading →

Coppicing and Snowberry clearance at Roundshaw Woods

On Sunday the 30th November, a group of employees from the United Parcel Service (UPS) took a break from their busy pre-Christmas deliveries, to help carry out some habitat maintenance at Roundshaw Woods. The weather was on our side and… Continue Reading →

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