Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Our Tuesday Tasks

Over the past month we have had contractors thinning along the railway through Easthope wood. We have been winching the felled trees out of the wood and stacking it along the track so that it is out of the way and ready to be collected and sold.  

Before work started
 Winching is tricky enough when you are pulling 2 tonne lengths on a slope but made even harder when you have to pull it through thick scrub. Therefore our volunteers have been clearing scrub from the ride side and burning it, this has already made a big improvement to timber extraction and is making the track feel wider and sunnier.    
The Johns cutting and burning the brash

The bank after we had cleared the scrub

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