Work Days and Volunteering

All are welcome and any time you can give on the day will be most appreciated.

Tools and equipment are provided, but please wear appropriate clothes and footwear and bring your own refreshments.

We usually meet at 11am on the second Sunday of the month and 10am on the last Wednesday of the month.

Please contact Chris Parker or Andrew Wood for details, for each workday, of where and when we will meet or to be added to the list of email addresses to be advised.


  1. Brushcutting and clearing, scything and raking the butterfly soil inversion, transplanting some oak seedlings.

  2. Brush cutting/scything of the glade areas, paths, butterfly scrapes and soil inversion. The undergrowth in the various Juniper compounds also needs cutting back and clearing. The debris which has fallen into the pond needs to be cleared out.

  3. Brushcutting the Juniper Glade and restaking the deer fencing as necessary. Cutting back around the junipers in Sherwood Glade and others nearby.

  4. Brushcutting/scything in the Charcoal Glade and Sherwood Glade. Temporary repairs to the fence along the top path near the Cherry Grove

  5. Brushcutting and scything the Charcoal Glade, Sherwood Glade and in the Juniper compound.

  6. Continue brushcutting and raking vegetation encroaching the paths as well as cutting back any overhanging branches.

  7. Clearing overgrown paths. Trialling Woodland Condition Assessment Tool with the London Urban Forest Partnership

  8. Clearing rubbish at the far end of the rhododendron area. Strimming paths through various glades, leaving most long grasses and flowering plants uncut

  9. New bench along the top path above the field, firewood bagging, mulching with wood chips if available, identify additional timber stacking areas.

  10. Construct dead hedge on bottom path and possibly apply mulch to new plantings of hazel in the recently coppiced area.

  11. Continuing with the coppicing of the Hazel Plantation and the construction of the dead hedge.

  12. Preparing new picnic table sites, moving the bench materials to where they're needed and strimming.

  13. Split the stacked logs longitudinally using mauls and wedges in order to allow natural seasoning and drying ready for conversion into firewood

  14. Clearing vegetation from paths, leveling a dip in the path, and moving firewood

  15. The main task for the day will be cut back and clear any vegetation encroaching the path leading down from Woodland Way to the steps at Northwood Avenue entrance as well as remove any branches which may be overhanging the path

  16. A few smaller jobs including clearing some fallen hawthorns, cutting an elder tree overhanging the little pond and some vegetation in the juniper enclosure

  17. Firewood bagging, new tree maintenance, remove overhanging branch on the middle path, strimming and raking

  18. Move the logs stacked opposite the Firewood Bagging Area on to pallets in the Firewood Bagging Area and cover them in tarpaulins to dry out over the summer