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Vegetation bashing!

Tuesday, April 24th 2018

Today's the day. We knew that the weather was set to remain fine in the morning and deteriorate after lunch.

Peter was finally able to mow the grass around the Field Centre and make a start on the garden.

Another group of us continued vegetation clearance on the Heathland and have made a start on the final paddock, removing a great deal of leaf mould and brash at risk of shading any emerging Heather shoots.

Despite the work carried out there's still a fair bit left to do in the final paddock.

Our third group, comprising of Steve and Eddie set about tackling the remaining Soft Rush around the Wetland ponds. 

After lunch work continued on the Heathland, whereas the Wetland team started removing vegetation further upstream of the inlet to the Vole ponds.

Steve has claimed first sightings in 2018 for Bluebells having happened upon a cluster in the area of the Vole ponds inlet when halo releasing oak trees. 

Halo releasing involves the systematic removal of competing vegetation from around the tree in question, so as to ensure its survival.


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