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Hywel goes back to school

There’s big news from my side of Blackbark: I’ve started on a PhD at Bradford Uni. Guess what? It’s about woodlands. More specifically it’s about the recent history of woodlands in the South Pennines. And when I say recent history, … Continue reading

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Wildlings October Holiday Club

CLICK HERE TO BOOK WILDLINGS HOLIDAY CLUB Blackbark has teamed up with LiveWild to run Forest School Holiday CLubs in Calderdale. We’re back again for October half term. Please help us spread the word to get local 5 to 12 … Continue reading

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Join the Firebox Scheme online!

You can now, finally, join the Firebox Scheme online – fill out a simple form and we will send you confirmation and payment details. Let your logs support regenerative local woodland management! Go the the form here or click on … Continue reading

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WILDLINGS SUMMER HOLIDAY PLAYSCHEME

Go Wild this Summer! BOOK YOUR PLACE ONLINE BY CLICKING THIS LINK!   Blackbark is delighted to be working with new Forest School Collective LiveWild. We are running a Forest School style Playscheme over the first two weeks of the … Continue reading

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Fascinating!

Blackbark are currently out making and installing fascines – 6ft long bundles of brash which are staked along the contour of eroding hillsides to stabilise the soil and encourage revegetation. Fascines are also often staked along riverbanks to prevent erosion. … Continue reading

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Blackbark interviewed for Precarity Pilot

Hywel was interviewed about co-ops, ethics and seasonality for a really interesting project about finding your way in the world of work called Precarity Pilot. Read it here for an extra insight into the workings of Blackbark and how we … Continue reading

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Horse logging at Elland Park Wood

This month we’re extracting material from our management work at Elland Park Wood – with a horse! Peter and Carol work out of Bingley with their horse, Nathan (www.airedalewoodman.co.uk).  It is the perfect way to move timber on this site: … Continue reading

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Beanpole Week fun!

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Website re-jigging

Blackbark’s website is having a bit of a reshuffle at the moment, please bear with us, apologies if things are not very user friendly or hard to find! Things will return to normal as soon as possible. Hywel

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Wall and hurdle combo!

I recently had the pleasure to build a small retaining dry stone wall underneath some beautiful hazel hurdle fencing. It was made by the fabulous Twiggy of Greenwood Twiggs, Bolton. If you like the look of it give her a … Continue reading

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