Snap, Crackle and Pop

Thursday, January 24th 2019

With the Greenworks in the conifer plantation nearing completion, we were able to get in today to tidy up some of the brash that has been left behind.

Unfortunately a fire is the only realistic way of removing it all, although many of the larger branches are being kept to re-build the edges of footpaths and to make log piles throughout the woodland for all our minibeasts. 

It all started off small… 

...and soon became an impressive fire. The amazing crackling sound of the needles due to their high sap content could be heard right across the reserve. 

We were very grateful to all our volunteers who came and helped us today, including two new volunteers from the Beacon in Catterick Garrison who helped us shift a huge amount of brash. 

Meanwhile Ian could have been in the tree tops while posing with one of the very tops of the Spruces. 

Thank you to everyone who came to help, many hands make light work. 

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