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Plantation, plantation, plantation!

Tuesday, October 18th 2011

In spite of the wild and windy weather, work has continued on the clear felling of part of the old conifer plantation. Robin was hard at work felling Sitka Spruce, Larch, Grand Fir and Lodgepole Pines. The view has really opened up and the moorland is now visible from the discovery trail.

Block 2 of the plantation

Meanwhile, in the new area of plantation, seventeen volunteers thinned out the Scots Pine and cleared scrub. This will allow more light into this previously neglected woodland and promote the growth of flowers such as Foxgloves on the forest floor.

Mountains of brash were cut and burned on a bonfire. Pupils from the Dales School joined in for a while and enjoyed the crackling sounds of the fire.

Working in the plantation

An amazing amount of work was achieved today and this area of woodland is being transformed and is beginning to look 'cared for' again! Thank you everybody and thank you to Adam for providing fantastic chocolate cake for energy!

New plantation

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