Groundwork Greater Nottingham is inviting people to take part in the latest free session to learn how and why hedge planting and coppicing is carried out. These are traditional ways of woodland management that provide essential habitats for the wildlife at Brook Park in Shirebrook, and another session will take place in February.
As an opportunity to learn new skills with like-minded people in the great outdoors, previous sessions have been extremely popular and are fantastic for those who want to get fit or try something new this year.
The session is all practical and will take place on Wednesday 5th February from 10.00am to 2.00pm. Booking is essential: contact Marion Farrell at Groundwork on 07801 122 494 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The session is an opportunity to understand that hedgerows and woodlands need to be managed carefully and correctly in the winter season. It is very hands on and will be led by Groundwork staff with years of experience.
Marion Farrell, Healthier Lifestyles Co-ordinator at Groundwork, said: “At the moment we are a new small group of volunteers but we would like more people to join us. We have just finished a short section of hedgelaying great to learn this traditional method of managing a hedgerow which is very good for wildlife.”
Brook Park was formerly part of Shirebrook Colliery and is owned by The Land Trust. Groundwork and Crestra Ltd carry out all the management of the site.