Kestrel Cubs spent a glorious morning coppicing following an invite to join Rudyard Cubs. Both packs helped Toby from the Wychwood Forest Trust to cut back the hazel at Dean Common.
Toby demonstrated the process and the Cubs enthusiastically sawed and chopped the trees down to stumps to create stakes for fencing. The tops of the stems were laid to create a dead hedge, creating a haven for woodland wildlife. The lower parts were turned into stakes.
Toby kept the Cubs engaged with lots of stories about how insects and animals use the wood. Including a description of a how bees lay eggs in cob nuts, which give the nut a particular look.
Thanks to parents Helen and Joyce who came along and helped out.
Rudyard Akela cooked up tasty hot dogs for all to reward the hard work.