The Ash Woodland

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The Ash Woodland Ash grows almost everywhere, and in this situation  a five hectare woodland emerged from Ash regeneration over a period of 120 years. Now in maturity, it reached a point of high risk, not just because of its even age – but also a lack of species diversity. This would have been the Read more »

The Woodfuel System

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The Woodfuel System A West Oxfordshire Estate installed a 900kw wood chip boiler to heat the stately home and surrounding tenanted properties. The boiler has an annual consumption of 800 cubic metres of sawn timber, converted into wood chip. The majority of this timber is sourced from low value conifer thinnings taken out in felling Read more »

The Orchard Fence

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The Orchard Fence This bespoke fence was installed around an organic orchard in South Oxfordshire. The orchard forms a natural extension to vegetable garden and restaurant business, and Nicholsons originally installed deer and stock fencing to protect the orchard site before planting. The fencing timbers were designed and commissioned by the client with a specific Read more »

The Solar Farm

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The Solar Farm Solar farms have become a part of a modern agricultural landscape. This particular solar farm was situated at the top of a hill adjacent to an active airfield. It required a 4 kilometre surround of native hedging with some mature tree standards planted in a more exposed locations to disguise the installation. Read more »

The Coppice Woodland

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The Coppice Woodland This ancient woodland situated in West Oxfordshire is also designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It relates in part to its structure of Oak standards with a Hazel understory. The woodland was predominantly used for game rearing but without ongoing management had become colder as the Hazel had become overstood Read more »