Sunday, 29 November 2009

Woodland Animals and Willow Cutting

Yesterday we delivered the woodland creatures to Woodland Trust's newest wood Heartwood, near St Albans. There was the first tree-planting event happening at the wood and there were local dignitaries and volunteers attending. We chatted with the Mayor of St Albans and listened to the speech by the director of The Woodland Trust. The speech was very inspiring and reminded us that we have planted many thousands of willow trees during the life of Willowpool Designs.
The willow animals will be treated with linseed oil and then installed around a woodland trail at Heartwood.

Today Ryan and I had to harvest willow in the wind and rain in readiness for our jobs in Liverpool, Newcastle and Chorley. We cut and bundled about 800 giant willow rods in about 2 hours.

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