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February Worky Day

Saturday, February 8th 2014

Forty five volunteers turned up this morning to help us with conservation work around the reserve.

The group was split into two teams; the first spending the day pollarding and coppicing an area of willow behind the Field Centre.

Everyone pitched in here working really hard to clear the huge amount of brash created by two chainsaws!

The area was much improved by the end of the day, with the majority of the dense dead wood cleared away and the canopy lowered.  This will benefit not only the ground flora as the year progresses but also the back garden net ride.

This was a very mucky area to work, with wet slippy clay underfoot.  This lovely lot won't need to pay for any beauty treatments any time soon with the amount of clay on them - all part of the service we provide!

The second group worked up in the new plantation thinning an area of Corsican Pine. This work will allow more air into the canopy helping to improve the health of the trees and providing them with more space to grow.

The cut trees were soon processed and moved to the bonfire.

A line of dense undergrowth, mostly Gorse, was also cleared with some left along the fenceline to provide cover and shelter through the plantation.

By the end of the afternoon work was finished in both areas and all that was left to do was watch the fires go down.

Thank you everyone for your hard work and great company today.  As always we are astounded at the quantity and quality of the work done!


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