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Kent Pea Sticks Available At Pluckley Farm Shop

Badger Bushcraft is pleased to announce that we are supplying Pluckley Farm Shop with pea sticks which been sustainably and ethically sourced from the Kentish woodlands.

As part of our bushcraft and woodland management work and to enhance the core values of our company code of practice we endeavour to turn the by-products of our work into something useful. Some of our recent woodland management and habitat enhancement schemes have provided us with a small amount of brash comprised of the tops of some small trees. These trees were removed to open up the woodland tracks to allow both access and pools of light into the wood which will allow the dormant seed bank of plants to develop. With a variety of eagerly anticipated new flora bursting forth we hope to see an increase in butterfly species in the near future.

All of the timber felled will be put to use, from making campcraft and carving project items or used as fire wood, we have also converted the brash, which is often burnt, into pea sticks which have been bundled and delivered to Helen Baird at Pluckley Farm Shop where they can be purchased.

Kent pea sticks for sale at Pluckley Farm Shop

The bundles of pea sticks are comprised of mixed species which include hazel (Corylus avellana), hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) silver birch (Betula pendula) and goat willow (Salix caprea).  The bundles are both generous and cut with plenty of length and can easily be cut with secateurs and loppers.

Please contact Pluckley Farm Shop for further details.

Comments

 
#1 Mafro 14-05-2012 11:19
What is the likelihood of the hazel self-rooting Phil?
 
 
#2 Phil Brown 14-05-2012 11:42
Hi Mafro,

My understanding and experience with hazel is that does not readily root from cuttings, although I have succeeded with several hazel cuttings normally they come to nothing. This is probably why hazel was traditional layered by woodsmen. I might have an experiment in the woods with placing some cuttings from various species over different seasons and this would be a fascinating piece of research.

Have you had experience with hazel cuttings self-rooting?
 
 
#3 Mafro 14-05-2012 14:07
Not personally, but have read that Hazel can take root from cuttings.
I have this year made my bean frame out of hazel, and will also be using it for pea sticks so was interested to see if you, or anyone else had ever had an issue with it.
 

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