Heathland Work continues

Tuesday, April 17th 2018

The volunteers task today has been to complete work on removing invading vegetation on the areas of heathland.  Much had already been removed from around the main Heathland compartments but there was still some to finish off.

We had a new volunteer out with us, so there were six volunteers today.  Much of the vegetation was cut with loppers and the root poppers were also used to pull out the smaller Birch trees.  While this was going on some of the larger pieces were removed with a brushcutter

Before and after shots show how much more open thiese areas are now, which will encourage the regeneration of the heather.  Some of the taller more “leggy” heather will need to be be cut down later in the year to encourage new shoots to grow.  Elsewhere, judicious cutting back of some of the Juncus reeds on the Wetland will give better views of the ponds from the Wetland Hide and will hold back some of the encroachment into the open water.  All in all, a good day's work with thanks to the volunteers for their efforts.


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