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Conservation activities
and OPAL Wind Survey at Poynton Coppice
Sunday 6 March 2011

Wildlife Explorers visited Poynton Coppice on the Middlewood Way to carry out Conservation work under the auspices of the Cheshire East Ranger Service;
and to carry out an OPAL Wind Survey.
Conservation and Opal Wind Survey

Poynton Coppice is an ancient and protected woodland. As Ranger Paul Hughes led the team through Poynton Coppice and pointed out some of the signs that enabled us to tell that this was an ancient woodland. He explained the need to protect the woodland by removing the invasive laurel and rhododendron plants
that were springing up.

When we found rhododendron and laurels starting to grow (often under holly bushes) we removed them.

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After a brief stop for refreshments, Jonathan Taylor from OPAL joined us and we carried out a Wind Survey
looking at the speed and direction of the wind at ground level and cloud level.