It’s gonna be a big one!!
We need to rip the canopy out. No more gentle pruning and cutting back. it’s gonna be brutal!
Me and someone else will lead and go down the path felling the trees and pulling them length-ways along the path.
They are low value Ash so don’t worry about loss of habitat. Any nice specimen trees will be left and the path directed around them.
Everyone else can work on the felled trees. They need to be cut into manageable lengths and stacked off the path in neat and tidy piles.
We need to be careful with falling trees, hence only two people doing the felling and getting a good distance ahead of the group.
I spent about three hours on the section between The Bear and Cawston roundabout this morning and did about twenty five trees, felled, chopped and stacked. It’s hard work but the wood is quite soft so it is not too difficult to saw through, or cut the thinner branches with loppers.
In the small area that I did, about 20 metres along the path maybe, the difference was rewarding. Sunlight streamed through the opening and the dark dreary undergrowth was suddenly bright and airy.
We have six bow saws, three pairs of loppers and 5 pruners in our tool-box. If you can bring your own tools, all the better. Gloves are a must and wear old clothes, it’s a dirty job!!
Meet at The Bear car park and push southbound into Cawston.
Look forwards to seeing everyone on the day at 12 o’clock.