Record of my work experience with Exmoor National Park

Monthly archives for November, 2013

Work experience 28-11-2013

Work experience 28-11-2013

This week started with chainsaw practice. I took my newly purchased chainsaw down to the yard and was supplied with the proper safety equipment. We went through chainsaw maintenance, checking the chain tension, checking the cutting blades are sharp and filing down the guides that ensure the chain does not bite too deep when cutting. […]

Tree planting for National Tree Week

Tree planting for National Tree Week

Today we were out on the Golf Course at college to plant 400 trees. We joined the Level 2 students and set out digging holes and planting trees at pre-planned positions on the course. Red markers denoted English Oak, white markers for Sessile Oak and yellow markers for Scotts Pine trees. I assisted with planting […]

Tree planting for National Tree Week

Tree planting for National Tree Week

Today we were out on the Golf Course at college to plant 400 trees. We joined the Level 2 students and set out digging holes and planting trees at pre-planned positions on the course. Red markers denoted English Oak, white markers for Sessile Oak and yellow markers for Scotts Pine trees. I assisted with planting […]

Work experience 21-11-2013

Work experience 21-11-2013

First job today was another hunting gate with quad-bike barriers. A long drive out to site and we had a wider gateway to do the replacement on. The new gate was placed centrally to the gap and marks made in the soil for the post holes. These were then dug out ready for the new […]

Westonbirt arboretum visit

Westonbirt arboretum visit

Work experience 14-11-2013

Work experience 14-11-2013

Interesting job today, some distance away a gate needed replacing with a hunting gate. The difference to a nromal hunting gate was that there were issues on the land in question with quad-bikes being ridden through the gate being used by poachers and therefore we needed to ensure the replacement hunting gate was quad-bike proof. […]

Work experience 07-11-2013

Work experience 07-11-2013

Today we have been working on rights of way, this means replacing numerous marker posts and sign posts to ensure the public using the National Park can find pathways easily and follow walks around the park. First thing this morning was to get all the tools loaded. One thing that needed doing was the small […]