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Ancient Woodland Restoration – Penn Wood
14 March @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Family/Whole Community event
Join Chiltern Rangers to fell Western Hemlock from this beautiful ancient woodland and restore it back to it’s natural native broad leafed habitat. The felled Hemlock will be cut into smaller pieces and made into log pile houses for wildlife.
Western Hemlock was introduced by botanist David Douglas in the 19th century for timber. The wood was used for roofs and boxes as it holds nails well without splitting. This is a fast growing non-native tree, it casts a large shaded area which means very few plants or wildlife species can live beneath them.
We will be running two sessions:
AM Session: 10am (safety briefing) – 12pm
PM Session: 12pm (safety briefing) – 2pm
Join us for either session, or for both, but please ensure you arrive on time for one of the safety briefings at Holy Trinity Church Car Park, Penn Street, HP7 0PX. All tools, training and gloves provided, as well as teas/coffees/hot chocolate! Please bring yourself a packed lunch if you are attending both sessions.
Our aim is to make conservation based volunteering accessible and enjoyable for young people. 1 If the person is in Year 9 or below from 1st September that year, they must be accompanied by an appropriate adult - parent guardian carer etc. 2 If they are in year 10-13 then they can attend alone but must: a) be signed in and out by a responsible adult on the day who must leave emergency contact details or b) be pre-authorised by completion of the 'U18 & Work Placement Form' giving consent and disclosure of medical information in writing by an appropriate adult who must also supply their emergency contact details. If pre-authorised in writing, the young person can sign themselves in (as an U18) at events but must provide the emergency contact details for that day.