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After the Storms

Tuesday, February 25th 2020

The main jobs for the volunteers today was to clear up the damage caused by the storms. 

A conifer had fallen over the Wildfowl Platform path so it needed to be moved as soon as possible.

Hard work soon saw the path cleared and no damage done to the platform or boardwalk.

Next on the list was another conifer, on the felled area along Risedale Beck.  Ian used his chainsaw to good effect.

All the branches were removed just leaving the bare trunk across the hillside.

A fire was set to clear the brash of another conifer.

Loppers and hand saws were needed to remove all the side branches.

Added to the tree clearing the volunteers also checked and fed the ponies, fed the ducks and an owl box that had fallen was replaced.  It will not be long before the owls will be looking for their nesting sites.  Thank you to all the volunteers who worked hard throughout the day, your work is always appreciated.

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