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Catching Up After The Wind and Rain

Friday, April 6th 2018

Another dry day has meant that we can start to deal with the after effects of the bad weather earlier in the week (and just in time for more rain tomorrow!).  The Wetland is living up to its name and is attracting increasing numbers of birds, including these Greylag Geese. 

There has been a lot of water running through Risedale Beck and the wind had dislodged a nest box which had fallen into the beck and been washed 500 metres downstream.  Luckily this was caught among some other debris washed down and so we were able to retrieve it.  It will now be repaired and put back in place.  The amount of water has broken one of the stone dams, so this will be rebuilt again to feed the ponds to the side of the Beck.

Over near the Moorland, trees that had already been staked to support them have proved too much for the stakes which have snapped.  This one has already broken the tree ties used on the first stake and has now snapped the bottom of the second stake used.

It has now been double staked to give it additional support.  A key here is still to allow some movement for the tree so that the root system will respond but not leave it loose enough to blow over again.


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