Welcome > News > 2008 > Cherry Wood Project

Cherry Wood Project

We spent a couple of days in the Spring at one of my favourite projects clearing an area as part of the woodland owner’s coppice restoration. You will see from the photos that the area had already been dead hedged with some of the brash from the clearing work in the hope it will help to keep the deer out whilst the Hazel re-establishes. A lot of this woodland is very steep and the owner, Tim Gatfield has used us before on some of his most difficult areas. Working in woodlands like this is where horses can come into their own. Apart from the fact that their impact on the site will be very low the horses can extract the timber from difficult areas that a machine could not reach without much disturbance. Richard Branscombe came in with his Percheron Charteney and worked with us. It’s good to have the company and invaluable for a young horse to have a more experienced horse working alongside, helping with their confidence (and mine!).

The work site, showing the dead hedging and the bluebells just emerging
The work site, showing the dead hedging and the bluebells just emerging.

Richard and Charteney
Richard and Charteney

Kipp heading up towards the next load
Kipp heading up towards the next load