Cheshire CIC volunteer, Colin Lines, gets to work with secateurs,
trimming back some of the willow growth.
Thompson, Executive Director of Greenspaces South Cheshire CIC
A WILLOW coppice in the Riverside area has
provided some useful material since it was planted in
April 2008. People expert in making
willow artefacts have used it - as have local people looking for a
material for Christmas decorations. And, no, the latter use is not out
James Thompson, Executive
Director of Greenspaces South Cheshire CIC, explained "It is perfectly
all right for people to help themselves to small quantities of the
willow. It is a community project - and that is what it is there for."
He was working with Greenspaces
CIC volunteer, Colin Lines, on cutting back the willow.
This is not just a tidying-up exercise as the trimmed willow is used to
teach schoolchildren about the wood.
Article and pictures by John Brough