This additional work party replaced the July one, cancelled because of bad weather. The main aim was to complete clearing around whips along the north-eastern boundary and the whips / canopy trees planted in the trial planting area. John, with assistance from Paul, completed the north-eastern boundary work using the brush-cutter with twine head, while Rod led the other participants in clearing encroaching vegetation, including a good deal of bramble, in the trial planting area using hand tools. Later John and Paul joined them, and the brush-cutter was used to complete the work. Also some nettles were cleared from parts of the main path, which was becoming a little overgrown again following clearing with scythes at the June work party.
It is pleasing to report that most of the whips planted last winter and all of the canopy trees seem to be thriving.
Several participants had a short litter pick at the southern end of the site, bringing back a single bag of rubbish, including a number of dog poo bags disgustingly discarded by members of the public. David spent some time depositing stones on some damp sections of the main path at the southern end.
by John Work Party Co-ordinator
picture by Mark a regular dog walker