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Month January 2014

How the Decline of Hedgelaying has effected the British Countryside

The art of hedgelaying has been practised for hundreds of years. Traditionally used to create sturdy barriers to secure livestock and to give them shelter from the wind, they also provide invaluable habitat, and more importantly, connectivity for many species…. Continue Reading →

Hedgelaying at Anton Crescent Wetlands

 On Tuesday 20th January the Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers were carrying out the traditional practice of hedgelaying at Anton Crescent Wetlands.  Hedgelaying is typically carried out on agricultural sites to provide boundaries for fields or to keep livestock enclosed. But… Continue Reading →

Winter Tree Identification

On Saturday 18th January, the London Borough of Sutton ran a short day course in winter tree identification. The course, delivered by Sutton Biodiversity Officer, Dave Warburton, started off proceedings in the beautiful Honeywood museum located next to Carshalton Ponds…. Continue Reading →

The Ecological Benefits of Coppicing

Last week, the Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers were carrying out coppicing at Ruffet and Bigwood in Coulsdon, a site owned by the Woodland Trust, that Sutton Council helps to manage. Coppicing is the practice of cutting trees and shrubs to… Continue Reading →

Course on how to identify winter Trees

Want to learn how to identify trees without their leaves? Then you’re in luck! There are still a few spaces on our winter tree ID course next Saturday 18 January, so book today! We’ll look at the most common British… Continue Reading →

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