All Trees Great and Small!

Wednesday, November 30th 2011

After the stormy weekend weather there was a lot of extra work to be done clearing wind-blown trees. Robin was back on site to clear away the large Larch trees that were victim to the 80 mile an hour gusts on Saturday night.

Tidying after the storm

Meanwhile, in the middle of the reserve, Adam felled about 15 Silver Birch trees. Although beautiful, this species is very invasive and if it was left untouched would completely takeover many of the Foxglove habitats. Brash was woven into a dead hedge to provide shelter for some of the wildlife.

Felling Birch

Fifteen volunteers worked hard all day to clear an area of Willow Carr from scrub and then thinned out this Blackthorn hedge to improve the habitat for birds.


Just a reminder that the Christmas dinner will be on the 14th December; there are still places available if you would like to join us. If you have booked please can you pay by the 9th December (only £13 for a 3 course meal). Any donations of food items (mince pies etc) will be gratefully received for the Christmas hamper and tickets for the raffle are already on sale in the Field Centre.

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