Thank you so much to all our supporters. Over the summer months we’ve been strengthening community connections. In July we co-hosted a showing of a documentary film titled Call of the Forest to some of our local County Councillors and community activators in the beautiful settings of Clonalis House in Castlerea. The Woodland League presented their school’s forest in a box initiative and it was warmly received. Our next step is to support more schools and community groups to connect with this great initiative. We’ve joined a knowledge transfer group to connect us with people who are stewards of other woodlands. As well as sharing experiences we will be attending class room sessions in the practical aspects of managing our woodland e.g when and how to thin. We’ll be visiting other managed community woodland spaces and are really looking forward to those days out. In August we had a great day at Ireland’s first woodland festival in Leitrim. Now that it’s September we’re connecting back in with the schools and community groups to start some local tree planting this season. In the forest here every thing is growing really well, we’re preparing for the busy Autumn season – lots of grass stomping around trees, checking for damage caused by the deer, and pruning some of the thousands of oak trees in our youngest forest which is protected from the deer. We’ll be hosting volunteer days most Saturdays until November. Our outdoor craft project for the winter is making willow wattle hurdles. The three pics we've shared here are of the young mixed native woodland forest and some of the other residents we share this Land with. As always we really appreciate your support in what ever way you can share. Grá Niamh and Con
September 5, 2019
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Exploring the benefits of mixed woodlands for families.