1 CS Bn REME Work Party

Thursday, January 26th 2012

This afternoon saw 35 volunteers from 1 CS Bn Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers come to help us work on the clear fell area.  The first job was getting the fires started to burn the remains of the brash.  Soon these were burning well, and finally the area was ready for replanting!

Twsited Fire Starters

After a crash course, the soldiers made easy work of planting and staking Scots Pine along the top edge of the site.

This band of trees will act as a wind break, sheltering the lake, and will continue the corridor of Scots Pine that already borders the moorland and wetland.

Almost 100 trees were planted this afternoon and BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Service) came to film the action and interview for forces TV and radio.

Hopefully a good time was had by all and the group will return to help us plant up another section of the clear fell area later.  We are very grateful to them all for their hard work and enthusiasm.

By the end of the winter the site should be completely filled with a diverse mix of native trees, and will soon heal over and recover.

Arte and Marte ......and Party!

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