This month the trees are measured and hammered with the ‘royal hammer’ (the process of marking which trees are to be felled). In June they will be sold by public auction. From Octobers, the loggers can fell them. The wild daffodils are beautifully in bloom. There are more blooming wood anemones by the day. In the shadow of the pines, wood-sorrel blooms. A curious bluetit watches the renovations to a former woodpeckers’ nest by a nuthatch. The first bluebells are blooming, which is 12 days later than last year, but 10 days earlier than in 2015. We still have to wait for a blue forest. But the other springflowers give the wood an enjoyable spring atmosphere.