PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT SHOULD HAVE RUN ON 30 NOVEMBER 2010 BUT, DUE TO POOR WEATHER, HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR 14 DECEMBER 2010.
Making Woods Work is a project being run on behalf of the National Forest Company and is co-hosting a Woodchip Corral Seminar with the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust at High Tor Farm, Coalville on the morning of14th December from 9.30 to 11.30, where a bacon butty breakfast will be served before hearing and seeing how woodchip corrals are created and used.
Woodchip corrals, which allow cattle to be over-wintered on a large woodchip bed can be created in a variety of ways appropriate to the location, soil conditions and stocking density of the unit and are often cheaper than other alternatives. Woodchip also has a cleansing effect, which means that effluent could be of the quality of ‘dirty water’. With the National Forest having 18% woodland cover, and with a burgeoning resource of thinnings coming on stream, it would appear that making use of this resource could provide environmental as well as cost benefits.
The seminar is free but spaces are limited so booking is required. Please contact Ben Scotting if you have any further questions and/or Erica Spencer on 01765 609355 if you wish to book one or more places.