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Pruning Techniques and Skills

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Stoneyburn Community Centre and Stoneheap Wood

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Stoneyburn

EH47 8BY

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Join us at Stoneheap Wood for an Introduction to shrub and small tree pruning. We will be looking firstly at the ‘Whys’ of pruning, followed by the hands on of ‘How’! Techniques will include Crown Lifting, Stooling, Pollarding and Small Tree Felling with hand tools. We will establish safe working practices and correct use of PPE.

This is aimed both at Group Leaders and participants and is an opportunity to learn and/or brush up on safe, accurate pruning techniques and hand tool use. .

9.30 Arrival and registration at Stoneyburn Community Centre Car Park. Ferry to gate.

10.00 Introduction to Trainers and Stoneheap Wood. Site Risk Assessment.

Walk to base camp, fire and refreshments, tools and PPE, health and safety.

10.30- 12.00 Practical pruning techniques

12.00- 12.30 Lunch around the fire

12.30- 2.00. Continue with practical pruning techniques and finishing up on site

2.00 - 4.00 Return to Stoneyburn Community Centre for refreshments, Pruning theory, Q&A Discussion.

Location - Please meet at Stoneyburn community centre for 9.30am, parking is available. We will then make our way to Stoneheap Wood which is about 1 mile away. We would encourage you to car share with other participants as parking here will be limited.

Stoneheap Wood is a young mixed plantation woodland on the bank of the Breich near Stoneyburn in West Lothian.

Its owners, Amy and Micah, are working towards improving its amenity and biodiversity value through the use of sustainable woodland management including coppicing techniques.'

http://www.stoneheapwood.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/stoneheapwood/

'SWAG, Stoneheap Woodland Action Group, is the woodland volunteer group which meets most Fridays at the wood for a variety of outdoor activities.' https://www.facebook.com/stoneheapwoodactiongroup/

Experience Level - All levels for novice to enthusiast but particularly those involved in managing neglected woods

What to bring with youWeather appropriate clothing, steel toe cap boots or wellies and packed lunch.

Catering – Please bring a packed lunch. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day.

Cost - £55 (includes vat) & Eventbrite fees

Trainers - Micah and Amy have owned and managed Stoneheap Wood since 2011. They were inspired by Bradfield Woods in Suffolk and the writings of Oliver Rackham to buy and manage their own wood. They met as horticulture students at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in 1993. Micah specialised in arboriculture and then running environmental programmes with children and vulnerable adults. Amy specialised in landscaping, plantsmanship and then working in community gardening projects. Amy brings an interest in wild plants and their uses, historical research and crafts using natural products. Micah brings an interest in history, woodlands, green woodworking and how humans interact with nature particularly woods.



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Stoneyburn Community Centre and Stoneheap Wood

Main Street

Stoneyburn

EH47 8BY

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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