Woodland Work

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

After recent rain and high winds one of the Sycamore trees along our boundary fence in the woodland had blown over. Adam, Matt and Bethany spent the morning clearing this.

The large limbs were methodically cut away, trying to keep the remaining tree as stable as possible.

The brash and larger sections of wood were used to create habitat piles; over time these will become home to many of our woodland invertebrates, as well as providing a safe place  for small mammals and amphibians to hibernate.

The removal of this tree has let much more light reach the woodland floor, opening up a small glade. Already we are wondering what will be found growing here as spring comes round again.


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