Yorkshire North East Highways Community

Wednesday, November 16th 2022

There was a lot of 'high vis' at the reserve today as staff from the National Highways Community were welcomed to spend a day carrying out conservation work!

Attendees included staff from Jacobs, Kier, Costain, Winvic, Concrete Repairs Ltd, Jointline and Mway Comms. After a 'brew and biscuits' and an introduction they set to work in the coppice block using hand tools to cut the Willow to ground level. Although it looks drastic, it will all grow back next year and wildflowers will benefit from the extra light reaching the ground.

Working in pairs, the team cut a large amount in no time at all.

Yesterday there was heavy rain all day and the same is forecast for tomorrow so luck was on their side with most of the day remaining dry.

Brash was piled up and will be turned into woodchip at a later date (volunteering tomorrow has been cancelled due to the torrential rain that is forecast). After a curry lunch the team enjoyed a guided walk to see other habitat management. Our sincere thanks to everyone who gave up their day to make a difference at the reserve. We look forward to your return in the summer next year to see the results of your hard work.



#National Highways

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