Eadha was in involved in the recent Winter Woodland Wonders event at Linwood Community Woodland organised by the Forestry Commission. Eadha along with a number of other contributors set up an encampment with a rocket stove and wood burner to provide some heat in the biting NW wind. Eadha delivered aspen propagation workshops where members of the public could take root cuttings from some aspen stock trees and take away a potted root and clone certificate. They will hopefully be able to grow their own aspen tree at home and perhaps when it outgrows their garden, can be planted in the community woodland. There were a number of other traditional crafts on offer including felting, story telling and bird feeder building.
The purpose of the event was to raise the profile of the community woodland and to promote greater community involvement in its future management. This is a great local resource, and as a local organisation Eadha is investigating how it could play a future role in this.
If you live in Linwood or surrounding area and are interested in becoming involved in future woodland management activities or perhaps conduct other activities in the woodland, contact Matthew Buckland at the Forestry Commission E: firstname.lastname@example.org; T: 0141 951 4488