A sunny day today, so I did some more clearing in the Larch Plantation - must be about half way through the job by now.
I counted the rings on a couple of the larch stumps and they are about 35 years old, give or take a ring or two! So they would have been planted in the second half of the 1970's
They are about a dozen or so oaks in the woods - here are three of them.
And here's the centrepiece of the woods - a huge, dead, chestnut tree:
These sweet chestnut were coppiced four years ago and are now growing well
And finally, this is what it looks like when a six wheel drive forwarder has been through the woods!