21 thoughts on “Pollarding the Hazel

      1. Our hazels aren’t big enough to coppice yet and I’m not sure if lime sticks are good for anything but burning. We have willow too but the daughter of a neighbour has a business making baskets and other stuff out of willow wands so we let her have them.

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    1. Often our hens like to lurk around the Hazel, but they are in their own lockdown, against Bird Flu.

      A Robin kept on sitting on the branches and scolding us. He was worried about his nest in the ivy on the fence behind.


  1. I always feel sad when trees and shrubs have to be trimmed, and you’ve captured that so well in few words, Kim.I love the ambiguity of the mist loitering on the edge of vision and the possessive pronoun ‘our’. ‘Snip and saw’ is evocative in its sibiliant onomatopoeia.

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