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Heritage Skills

Green Woodworking

As part of the Future Forest work programme, developing a sustainable forestry model, we launched green woodworking sessions in 2016. These will enable volunteers who trained in green woodworking as part of the Stepping into Natural Heritage project (2014-2016) to retain their skills and will provide new volunteers with an opportunity to benefit from peer to peer learning and gain a new skills set. 

Volunteers will have the opportunity to produce sustainable wood products, using wood sourced from our sites or reclaimed, by the land management team to enhance the sustainable practise of our land management approach.

These sessions are run by Warden Steve Wrigley and take place at the Earth Trust Centre.

Please get in touch for more information.

Potential tasks include:

  • Making a cleaving brake for accurately splitting wood
  • Making a gate hurdle
  • Hewing oak logs with an axe to produce square gate posts
  • Produce oak shingles to build a large wood store
  • Cross cut logs and split to produce firewood for school sessions
  • Make a field gate
  • Make benches for around the fire
  • Repair and paint the little grain store next to the office
  • Make a wood drying kiln for rapidly drying out components for furniture
  • Build a treadle lathe
  • Make hazel hurdles
Please register your interest by emailing or calling 01865 407792.