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Free Event: Tree fodder & pollarding, Oct 12th, Knepp Estate, Sussex

News Date: 10.09.2010

Making ancient hay while the sun shines

Date: 12th October 2010

Time: 10am

Venue: Knepp Castle Estate, Sussex, RH13 8LJ (www.knepp.co.uk/). There will be signs to the Bothy, where we will meet.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Please let either Tom or Eleanor know as soon as possible if you would like to attend. Email enquiries@grazingadvicepartnership.org.uk or call 01249 470029 to book your free place.

Is arboriculture one of the oldest professions?

If archaeologists are right, it could be, and an event at Knepp Castle, Sussex, on 12th october will explore the ancient practice of cutting trees to provide winter fodder for livestock. Evidence suggests that the practice predates the production of meadow hay by millennia.

Organiser and AA Award holder Ted Green said, starting with young pollards mans first arboricultural act was to cut trees to make tree fodder. We will be meeting to discuss the last two years summer efforts in cutting trees and see a whole estate rewilding project with old breeds of cows, horses, pigs and deer running free.

For more information contact Ted Green, email edwardgreen629@btinternet.com