Creating wood pasture at Corehead

As winter approaches, we have started work on a very exciting project at Corehead. We are preparing for some new planting that is  quite different to the large scale woodland restoration we have done to date at Corehead. This time we are putting 50 trees on the slopes in our farmed area to create wood pasture.   Wood pasture is a habitat where trees …

Green woodwork. Corehead. 15th November

Carve your own Christmas presents: Green-woodwork workshop Sunday 15th November, 10am to 3pm. Make it a greenwood Christmas with your own handmade presents carved from Scottish hardwood’s. Instructor Mark Vrionides will help you create your choice of greenwood project from spoons, butter knives spatulas and gypsy flowers. Minimum age: 11 Booking essential: Email corehead@bordersforesttrust.org

Little Firthhope: The results…

For our regular blog readers, you’ll know all about the peat restoration works that we did last year up at Little Firthhope. For those of you who don’t, check out these previous posts first to get an idea of what we got up to;   Peat restoration at Little Firthhope High Camp June 2014 High Camps part deux A trial …

Fungi survey at Carrifran

On the 10th of October the Cylde and Argyll fungus group visited Carrifran wildwood to survey the fungi present. Our Junior Rangers joined in for the chance to learn about fungi and visit Carrifran for the first time. Tea break Dick with Tricholoma fulvum (the Birch Knight) There were plenty of Deceivers ( Laccaria lacata ) who’s changeable form deceived …