Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Working in the woods

 Coppice area- volunteers have removed main stems ready for chain saw work
 Wood mouse hiding in a log pile
 Jelly Disc Ascocoryne sp. (Fungi likely ids thanks to Chris Brooks from I-spot)
 Crust- probably Hairy Curtain Crust (Stereum hirsutum)
  Porecrust Phellinus sp.
Birch Polypore Piptoporous betulinus
Working on a job at the moment at a nature reserve on Wimbledon Common doing some Hazel coppicing in an area called Bluebell Woods. Plenty of birds about including Nuthatches, Coal Tits, Goldcrests, other tits and a Grey Wagtail (in a woodland pool).

For an excellent account of what coppicing is all about see here:


StourbridgeRantBoy said...

Interesting that a 'top-handled' saw is being used for coppicing, a model that would normally be selected for tree work requiring the use of one-hand for certain cuts (all chain-saws are right-handed btw, the safety features are not designed for 'cack-handers')......:-)

Nice fungi -

Laurie -

Peter Alfrey said...

MS200T is versatile and suitable for removing coppice poles where top handled action can be required in over-mature coppices- finishing cuts to the coppice stool by ground saw MS260. Saw being held in left hand- not being used in the left hand.
Nice fungi, nice woodland- coppicing to get more light to a famous area of native bluebells, looking forward to see them later on in the spring
Cheers Laurie