As you might expect, we had a bit of storm damage in the woods after the 'St Jude's Day Storm', which hit the UK in the early hours of Monday 28 October. Nothing too major fortunately, some coppice stools and one oak that kind of broke in half...
Quite a few coppice stools are leaning, and will be dealt with in the next few days:
Some have come right down:
while others had a 'domino' effect:
Note - this is why you have to be TWO tree-lengths away from a person felling a tree...
Some of the stools I cleared up yesterday, after the wind had died down:
There was also a branch in the path by Sweep Wood:
it had come from this oak tree:
Here's a quick video of me using a chainsaw to clear the fallen branch and also a coppice stem that was leaning over a path, taken using a chest-mounted GoPro camera:
The oak tree that split up the middle was up the top of the hill in Chestnut Coppice:
It's made a bit of a mess and I need to go back up there to sort it out with a winch...
Still, could have been much worse, we're thankful this is all that fell!