We've finished coppicing this area of the woodland and here are some photos of the results.
Lots of wood for the logburner in a couple of years time when its seasoned.
Here's a few more pictures of the results - lots of logs.
And here's a couple of photos of the neat stumps left. Counting the rings, these are around 35 years old.
There's been quite a lack of management in the past!
On to Repairing Shelters.
I'd been using an "Event Shelter" to keep some of the logs dry. It lasted a couple of years but the last lot of snow and the wind finally destroyed it!
So I removed the whole lot and started again. I'd been given a large ex-army tarp that would be enough to cover half of the rebuilt shelter, so I started rebuilding the structure.
This was going to be a more conventional shape.
This is the front half ready for the tarp.
It was heavy and very awkward to get on - I was working alone which didn't help!
At last its on. I temporarily secured it with ropes and nails because it was getting late.
Next time, I will finish off the back of the shelter and secure the tarp properly.