Let There Be Light!

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

Fifteen volunteers came to help today clearing scrub and opening out the willow carr outside the Field Centre, despite the wintery weather.  The area was thick with birch saplings, and densely crowded with willow stems.

Before we started

As the area was cleared, small ponds and beautiful old willow stools were rediscovered.  The pictures here show the difference one days work has made.  As the new willow grows, the remaining stems will be coppiced over a few years to reduce the overall height and minimise the disturbance.

After a tiring days work

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