Ferma Wood Maintenance Day

Ferma Wood, Barrow, Cheshire
Sign at Ferma Wood, Barrow, Cheshire

FERMA WOOD MAINTENANCE DAY

SATURDAY 5th OCTOBER 10am – 12.30pm

Light refreshments provided 11am

Weather permitting, the Trustees will be having a clear up day in the woods. This will involve cutting back brambles, removing suckers and seedlings from under the canopy and generally having a tidy up.  Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. It’s a good idea to wear strong gloves as the brambles are sharp and if you could bring any equipment that would help on the day that would be great too. Starting about 10am we will stay until everyone has had enough or until 12.30.

Hopefully see you there. Any questions or ideas please contact: Colin Higgins  csh1t@btinternet.com   or Kerry Walker  kerryswalker@gmail.com

Ferma Wood is a community woodland of 1.3 hectares on the western flank of Barrow Hill. It was planted in 2004/5 by the Tree Society, with help from Barrow residents and the children from Barrow School.  In 2010 Hugo and Geraldine Arnold arranged a transfer of ownership from the Arnold Family Trust, and the land known as Marl Platt was given to the people of Barrow. The plantation is managed by the Ferma Wood Trust which aims to:        

Preserve and protect the woodland        

Promote awareness of its value to wildlife        

Provide a recreational amenity for the benefit of the community

It is a beautiful place to visit and can be accessed via Ferma Lane or from a permissive path opposite the Croft on the B5132.