Trees and Ducks

Tuesday, March 26th 2019

The first job of the day was to tie up some Douglas fir trees, which have a tendency to blow over in the strong wind blowing off the moor. It took several hands and various ties and stakes to hold them up, but with a little perseverance, they were soon all upright again.  

It was then back to the coppice block for the final push! With a couple more Willow trees coppiced, and the rest of the brash tidied up, the coppice block is officially finished (although we have been saying that for the last couple of weeks…).

Meanwhile it's been all go around the reserve, with work on the far moor scrapes, on the heathland and on the Lake. The new shiny duck raft, seen in the distance below was launched ready for the ducks to nest on. 


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