How do you stop a timber footbridge from decaying? Well, at Cow Hollow we are planting a bridge….our plans for a Living Willow Bridge is one step closer after successful field trials last week. Using coppiced willow from the surrounding plantation we will form a woven willow arch that is re-planted into the ditch bank.

The Woodland Trust is sponsoring the project; Smith and Wallwork and Cambridge University are jointly responsible for the design and installation….with some help from a local willow coppice expert from The Green Team.