This Plan is flexible according to the requirements of the wood.
*Litter Picking is done regularly by Daily Wardens.
*Bonfires are as and when required.

Friends meet in the Wood on the last Sunday of each month.

2014 SPECIAL EVENTS/WORK

January
Coppicing/Boundary Walk/Holly Clearing/Ditch maintenance/Paths

February
Laurel & Sycamore Pulling/Holly Clearing
Review removal of damaged oaks from meadows

March
Ditch & Drain Maintenance/ Review Restoration of Walled garden

April
Boundary Check for Vandalism & Flytipping
Path Maintenance/Check Wooden Structures within the Wood
Install Disabled Gate - Treeside Way (a)
April 20th - Easter Egg Hunt

May
Path Maintenance/Bracken Thrashing. Replace Disabled Gate - London Road (b)
Maintenance of Wooden Structures

June
Tidy & Cut Back Overgrown Paths/ Bracken Bashing?
Hardstanding London Road Gate (c)
Review ditches

July
Path Cut Back
Complete (a) (b),(c) as necessary
Walk Boundary

August
Shed Inventory/Maintenance/Paint
Tool Inventory & Marking & Review/Holly Clearing
Sycamore saplings, Laurel, Hymalayan Honeysuckle, Bamboo regrowth clearance

September
Meadow Clearing - 19th, 20th & 21st

October
Tree Planting/Holly, Sycamore, laurel etc
Clearing Boundary Walk/Coppicing

November
Coppicing/Tree Planting/Ditch & Drain Review
Holly Clearing, Sycamore, laurel, etc regrowth clearance

December
Celebrate the New Year & All hard work carried out throughout 2014
December 28th - Mulled Wine and Mince Pies

Work Days

As usual, the next Work Day will be the last Sunday of the month, Sunday 27th October.  As well as our usual maintenance of the wood,we will be staging an Autumn Walk round the wood.  All are welcome to come along at 11 am and learn more about the ecology of Park Wood.

Like the very enjoyable and informative Spring Walk, this will be led by Lindsay McCulloch (Ecologist, Southampton City Council). Fingers crossed the weather will pick up again and we won't have too much rain next weekend. We will be there from 10 am and, as ever, light refreshments, gloves and all tools will be provided, but please remember to wear suitable footwear. 

Future Events 

In 2020 we are planning our regular Easter Egg Hunt and another Spring Walk with Lindsay, as well as an evening Bat Walk in May.  If all goes well, October should see a return of our Woodland Festival with many different attractions - watch this space for further details!


News

3rd Party Agreement signed

Following on from the AGM the Third Party Group Agreement between the Woodland Trust and The Friends of Park Wood has now been signed. You can download a PDF of the agreement from this website under the About > Documents menu.

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