Next workday – Sunday 26th Sept 1pm to 3pm

Meet at the place where we used to meet, see the website for details (www.cawstongreenway.org)

Working on the clearings this time so we will probably be working in quite a dense group. With this in mind, we need to think about safety if we are taking trees down.

We need to organise ourselves so that the trees are cut into logs and then stacked as far back off the clearing as possible.

I have some wild flower seeds that Action Earth kindly donated so we can sow some of these, if we clear the ground, I also have rakes that BTCV kindly donated, these should help clear the scrub.

Some fantastic news – Hinckley and Rugby Building Society have donated £100 for us to buy a pertol hedge trimmer, this will allow us to rip into the scrub and get it cleared in no time.

I think we need to be a bit clearer on what we are looking to achieve on this next work day, so planning is key.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

Paul

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One Response to Next workday – Sunday 26th Sept 1pm to 3pm

  1. Paul says:

    I have done a bit of research and have found that it is better to have fewer larger clearings or glades, rather that a complicated network of lots of small ones. It’s easier to manage and better for the wildlife that will be attracted to the open sunny areas, and the wildlife that exists on the edge of the woodland and clearing, such as moths.

    I want to try and get Cawston Grange School involved with the greenway and know that there is a man at Rugby Borough Council who can get a load of bird boxes and get the children to start a project to get them put up. My initial idea was that the boxes could be made in a woodworking class, but apparently these don’t exist anymore…. showing my age!!!

    Hopefully we will have a committee meeting very shortly where we can discuss progress, look at the plan and try and get a clear way forwards. There have been some great ideas such as marking areas to be cleared with gardening paint, or using tape to mark out the paths or rides between the clearings or glades. Actually l am going to drop the layman’s terms – a woodland clearing is a glade and a woodland path is a ride and both will be known as such from now on..

    I want us to have a really positive day on the next work day. Let’s get in there and create a lovely glade. As a pointer, the area needs to be at least 1.5 times the height of the surrounding trees, but considering the lateral nature of the greenway, it may well be longer than it is wider.

    We can discuss the rides (which also have to be 1.5 times as wide as the height of the surrounding trees) between the glades at the committee meeting. I am still wondering how a straight railway line can be made curvy…

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