Written by Phil Brown, Badger Bushcraft News Monday, 14 May 2012 07:48
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.
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.