Nice Workday

We seemed to dodge the rain and had a pretty good session on the greenway today. We managed to get a fire going that needed little maintenance and allowed us to just get on with clearing.

Toasty fire…

Progress seemed slow as we cut back Hawthorn and Blackthorn trees that are so entwined within each other, but we pushed on up the bank. We also added to the log-pile that will be a fantastic host to all manor of mini-beasts as the wood starts to rot.

Slow progress..

If you look at the next shot, you can see the challenge. Basically we need to clear off the growth on the ridge to the left of the narrow path, and then clear the scrub to the left again, so that the flower growth can grow on the bank and the ridge becomes the new path. This will mean that the original path can become flooded and attract the water-borne insect life that it does, without hindering walkers.

The whole thing needs to shift to the left!!!!

Lots to do and we really need some new volunteers to dig in and help out.

But all-in-all we know where we are going and what we need to do.

Paul

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One Response to Nice Workday

  1. Simon Clark says:

    Just found you via a comment on LinkedIn. Interesting project you have going on, but rather than cut those trees down to ground level, could I suggest contact with the Woodland Trust who could advise on species to leave, those to cut, and also perhaps pollard some ? Register also with Sainsbury ActiveKids as they give away tree packs to groups every year in a ballot.

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