Volunteers from Tattenhall Wildlife Group (TWiG) have been busy managing the established woodland of Jubilee Wood, planted some 8 years ago.
The woodland has been coppiced which allows light to flood into the area and increase woodland plant biodiversity. The hazels will then continue to flourish for future coppicing.
Entire areas of hazel have been coppiced (to order) by one of our local Tattenhall businesses, Paul Hellmers of PJH Outdoor Solutions.
The first order, from Chester Zoo, was for some 200 x 9 ft coppiced poles!
Mark Vercoe, Deputy Curator of Birds, at Chester Zoo arrived earlier this week and volunteer members of TWiG loaded up the zoo trailer (socially distanced of course)!!
The hazel poles will be used for perching and in the holding conservation facility for Asian songbirds.
Chester Zoo is helping to breed the critically endangered Javan Green Magpie, Black Winged Starling and Bali Starling.
Other hazels are pre-ordered and await collection from a range of groups, including local schools for 'den building'.
Congratulations to the continuing work of TWiG in promoting biodiversity and conservation within the village.