Mapping the trees

Spinney management workshop at Lordship Rec just outside the Broadwater Community Centre, Adams Rd, N17 on Saturday 29th October 2011 from 10am to 3pm.

The Lordship Spinney Management Group in conjunction with "Back 2 Earth", is to hold the first of a series of workshops to manage the  trees in the Spinney.

You are invited to join in this interesting, informative and enjoyable workshop.

The task of this workshop, is to create a scale map, plotting the position and name of each tree in the spinney. This workshop will be led by Steve Mason. You will not need to know in advance how to identify trees, in order to join the workshop, as this will be taught and visual aids will be provided.

Steve Mason is an experienced Environmental Consultant who has run many community environmental workshops.

Please bring your own packed lunch, sturdy footwear and warm clothes as we will be working outside. Tea will be provided.

If heavy rain is forecast for the whole day, this workshop will have to be cancelled.

Let me know if you are coming by replying to this email. We look forward to seeing you on the 29th.

On a future date 

The next phase of the work will involve either coppicing, thinning or leaving larger trees to reach their full height. This will be done to retain the largest variety of trees overall and to provide each tree with the space to develop. Coppicing is done one area at a time over a period of years so that wildlife is not deprived of habitat.

Coppicing is an ancient method of managing and preserving trees by cutting them in such a way that they re-grow more thickly and vigorously. This allows the tree to live much longer than one that has not been coppiced.

Ruth Green