More Woodland Work

Tuesday, December 3rd 2019

We have been awarded a grant from Bettys Tea Rooms, which is much appreciated by everyone at Foxglove.  As part of the grant we have purchased some more picnic tables and more trees.  The trees that we have chosen are those that will encourage wildlife.  Before any can be planted, the area has to be cleared of Gorse, Birch and Brambles.  Clearing out some of the trees will also ensure that those left are not overcrowded and have a better chance to flourish.  Tuesday volunteers were carrying out this work.  Peter was expertly using the tree popper to remove some saplings.

Once the vegetation had been cut so it had to be carried to the fire site.  Not an easy job walking over uneven tree roots.

Armful after armful were carried to the fire site.

Lighting the fire was carried out by another expert!

As the sun set a group photo was taken of some of the volunteers.

Their work was not finished as they returned to the porta cabin to continue to repair the bird feeders.  Many thanks for all the work carried out today.


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