Work on Roman Bank with new volunteers Dick and Julian involved clearing blackthorn to increase light into the area which is particularly good for early purple orchids. We were also felling ash trees with canker and pollarding hawthorn and blackthorn to improve the health and biodiversity value of the existing woodland.
|Dick and Julian clearing blackthorn|
We also had a day with volunteers John, John and Julian, clearing an extremely overgrown bridleway, with large amounts of bramble and overhanging trees, to improve access for all our visitors! We had bonfires on both occasions which the volunteers seem to enjoy and are now professionals at starting a fire!
|Clearing the bridleway|
|One of our many bonfires!|
Last week, after digging out the post hole the previous week with a little help from a compressor; the volunteers fitted the new fence post into place, refilled the hole and attached the new gate (you may see it if you are passing along Stretton road). It looks very smart.
|John and Julian refilling the post hole and compacting the fence post into place|
|The finished result!|