Getting Ready #2 – the equipment

My late husband, John, used a chainsaw to manage trees but I never liked the things. They are noisy, require the operator to be muffled up in thick clothing, ear defenders and safety glasses, and are just as able to chop off a human limb as a tree one! Maybe I’m a whimp but I… Continue reading Getting Ready #2 – the equipment


There are various ways to create and then manage a woodland depending on what you want it for. The wood I rent was planted 20 odd years ago with a mixture of deciduous trees. It replaced a plantation of conifers which the farmer’s father had planted and which had reached maturity so were clear felled… Continue reading Management