Nick Meech recently asked us to help out supplying a few chestnut poles for a signpost concept. He also asked for some help installing a dragonfly weathervane in his yard at the Woodland Enterprise Centre.
Nick is working on a range of innovative projects to add value to woodland produce, and earlier in the year we supplied some waney boards for a fencing prototype.
An oak stem in the centre of the yard needed to be climbed and leveled off at around 15m, providing a solid platform for the dragonfly.
The Woodland Enterprise Centre is in Flimwell, East Sussex just a short drive south from our training base in Lamberhurst. It is both WoodNet's base and an innovative (and award-winning) demonstration of what can be achieved with sustainable local resources.
The Centre, located in 20 hectares of mixed broadleaved / conifer and coppice woodland, is not generally open to the public, however they do host events and courses and the facilities are available for hire. The building includes office space for several wood-related organisations including the High Weald AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), the Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry and also the base for Plumpton College at Flimwell.