Bonfires, Birch Trees and Marshmallows!

Wednesday, October 19th 2011

Staff from Defence Infrastructure Organisation spent a day carrying out conservation tasks as part of a team building exercise. First they worked hard in the new plantation to continue the brashing and thinning that was started yesterday. There was plenty to do but by lunchtime there was only the brash left to burn.

Working in the plantation

After a serious curry, it was back to work on a different habitat. This time, scrub was cleared from a corner of heathland. The chainsaw is in for a service but this wasn't going to stop 'team extreme' from fellling large Birch trees!

Extreme bow saw team!

Elsewhere on the patch, more Birch, Gorse and Hawthon were the victims yet again!

Scrub clearance

The group soon made a difference.

What a difference

At the end of the day, marshmallows were toasted on the fire.

Waiting for the fire

What a treat! Thank you for all of your help today and for your continued support for which we are extremely grateful.

Toasting Marshmallows

Meanwhile, thanks to Mike and Tony, who were repairing steps up in the woodland, more jobs were crossed off the list!

Making steps

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