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20 years after “the great storm”

In 1987 the most powerful storm in 200 years hit Southern England uprooting millions of trees. The following year I got a job as a National Trust Warden clearing and replanting the storm damaged woodlands at Toy’s Hill the property at the epicentre of the storm where 95% of the trees were flattened. Last weekend […]

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We have another spooncarving course this weekend so I was out collecting suitable carving wood today, one of my favorites is birch since it carves easily when fresh but becomes quite hard as it dries. This is the rather beautiful little woodland where I collect my birch from.

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