Great turn out today with about eight or so of us meeting up. However, marking the trees was not such a great idea because it’s sort of obvious which ones need to come out.
We found the source of the flooding on the path near the little development near to The Bear, called Berrybanks. We pulled a huge tree trunk out of the inlet that goes under the greenway, but we will not be able to see what properly needs doing until it gets really wet again and the stream is flowing.
We picked up a lot of litter on the path around where The Bear is and did mark quite a few trees, but basically we just need to clear the bank for two thirds up on the north side, so that the sun can hit it and then we can see what grows. We will need to clear some trees on the south side, but not all the way up to the top of the bank or residents will lose their woodland view.
I got separated from the group about half an hour from the end, so drove back into Cawston and walked up and down but could not find anyone. It was quite good to sort of visualise a much wider path though, and nice to see so many residents using the greenway.
Next workday is on Sunday 4th September, 12 to 2pm, meeting at the clearing where the picnic bench is under the bridge. We need to cut back a lot more aggressively because nothing is growing and there is still far too much shade. We can burn off the brash and also do a bit of scrub clearance between the two big clearings to widen the path, if we have time.
Look forward to seeing as many people as possible at the Cawston BBQ later on today!