Collecting Hazel Sticks

Thanks to the Peak Park Conservation Volunteers team, specifically Dave Cramp for arranging things and Nick Baker for being our host for the day, Jason, Beth, Lucy, and Adam spent a day weilding bow saws, loppers, and pruning saws in Coombs Wood near Stoney Middleton. A large quantity of hazel was coppiced and among all the pieces of felled timber we found enough suitably-sized, and almost-straight, morris sticks.

So… after a few months storage in a well-ventilated dry place, we’ll be able to add some stick dances to our repertoire.