So then..... What plans do we have for the winter? I really must be brave this winter and thin out some more of my young (30 yr old) woodland. I've already started clearing out some of the ash that's badly affected by ash dieback. I need to thin out all the trees that are unlikely to grow into anything decent. This might sound a bit brutal but the planting is fairly dense and it hasn't been thinned much so it is getting very hard to walk through during the summer. I would also like to give room to the useful and productive plants, for example areas where I know I'll get a good crop hazelnuts. This will provide a decent amount of firewood and, hopefully, some fencing poles for protecting another area to be planted up.