Two photos taken today that show what happens to ground flora when rampant holly growth is left unchecked and also when managed through a regular coppicing regime.
Mince pies and hot fruit punch at tea break today courtesy of Santa and his storm kettle.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all you wonderful Holt Copse people.
See you on Jan 13th!
Here are a couple of views of the area in compartment one that we have been clearing, coppicing and planting this winter. We have removed a lot of holly, lightening up the area considerably. Come springtime this area should be looking fabulous with bluebells and all the new hazel we have planted.
Mike Saynor, Colin Melhuish - HCCV Joint Co-ordinators