Heavy work on the reserve

Friday, October 9th 2009

Autumn is a good time for the heavier work that needs to be done on a nature reserve. Today was a good day for felling trees. Good dry weather and no wind. Sophie and I took down some Silver Birch which were shading out a small meadow behind the Scrapes. This little meadow was being totally overshadowed and now has been opened up. You can now see it from the scrapes and hopefully the more open aspect should mean a more diverse amount of flowers.

Raymond was here to help all day. He hand felled some smaller trees and helped to clear up all the brash.

Here you can see Sophie in the process of felling.

Sophie felling

Here is Marion 'logging up' after felling a birch.

Marion logging up


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