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Charcoal making weekend course

Charcoal making
weekend course
Charcoal burn
at Gorsehill Wood
Bluebell Ride
with Ruth King
updated moth list
by David Gardner

9–11 October 2009

Richard, Suzie and Fletcher from Tree Craft Limited came to Gorsehill Wood to learn how charcoal is made. The course involved the whole process of making charcoal from loading and lighting the kiln on Friday afternoon through to opening the kiln up with the finished product on the Sunday morning.
As an added interest to the weekend, David Gardener set up some moth traps over the Saturday night for an Autumn moth survey. The updated survey can be found on the menu to the left.

Video of charcoal burn
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Merveille du Jour (Dichonia aprilina)

Autumn moth survey at Gorsehill Wood with David Gardner