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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Letting the Oaks breath

Thursday 14th November 2013

On Thursday the sun was shining and our volunteers joined us for a day clearing Birch trees in the Millennium woodland below Curbar Edge. The Oak woodland was planted to mark the millennium, and during it’s time since has been taken over by Birch trees which are blocking a lot of light out for the Oaks.

We started the day by finishing off a section from a previous work party and everybody was enthusiastic to get stuck in. Using bow saws the team cleared Birch trees from around the Oaks, providing them with the space they need to grow. There was evidence of Deer activity in the area with lots of deer tracks through the woods and one of our volunteers (Mark) even came across and antler where he was working!
In the second half of the day we started in a new section with the sun still shining down on us and although we managed to clear a lot of trees during the day, there are still many more to go, so who knows we may even see you next time!
I would like to say a big thank you for all your hard work!


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