Treloan, Portscatho – (Grid Ref: 875347) “Willow Coppicing 2”

August: Returning to Treloan campsite in Portscatho to work with the large bits of willow coppiced/pollarded in June, and then work with wool from local sheep. First night Allan came over to show us the new coppice he has arranged to manage. The newly titled “Windsor’s Wood” is 11 acres of newly planted deciduous trees which need the black willow keeping under control. Amazing amount of wood to be used for hurdles etc.

Also makes residential workshops based at Treloan out of season a reality. Getting the idea for a week long residential workshop “From Willow to Crab”, where participants spend 5 days camping at Treloan and learn willow coppicing, boat building, crab pot making and then put them all together to go out and drop there own crab pots and bring their catch back for a feast on the last night….watch this space!

Is anyone out there interested in something like that?


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