Dovetail box in wild cherry

Wild cherry logs – such a treat in the firewood pile. Whack with a splitting maul, and the clean inside shimmers with warm orange, yellow and green swirls. What double joy that the woodland is now producing cherry stems big enough to venture beyond aesthtic log piles...

Cleft chestnut fencing

Fencing – That Old Chestnut! We’ve been falling in love with Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa) for a few years now. Once established, it grows strong and straight, responds well to pruning and has started providing a viable seed source from about 20 years old....
Ash forever

Ash forever

Ash die back has arrived at Bron Haul.   We first saw signs of this disease in self-set saplings in 2018. This year we have started to see it affecting a few bigger trees. Our strategy for dealing with tree disease in our woodland is to focus on tree health. We...