Access road cleared

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010

Today our volunteers braved the cold, snowy weather to cut back some willow along the access road.

Richard used the chainsaw to good effect taking out the large trunks of three old willows to allow a better view around a particularly sharp corner of the road. These coppiced willows will grow back eventually.

Volunteer Richard using the chainsaw

Whilst this was going on the rest of the volunteers ferried the cut brash to the stone pile where it was burned.
You can see from this photo that there was quite a lot of pruned material to remove.

Volunteers burning brash

After all the smaller brash was taken away, the mossy willow trunks which were left over were cut up and made into habitat piles for smaller creatures to use.

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