Charter Wood – Woodland thinning

Friday 9th December 2016

So, 2016 is rapidly coming to an end, Christmas and the New Year will be over before we know it and we will be into 2017.

This last year, for me, has been and gone; where did that year go! At the Norwich Fringe Project (NFP), in 2016, we have completed a lot of work in many different locations, thanks to the many volunteers that have given of their time. May I say on Matt’s behalf a big Thank You to everybody who has come out in the hot sun, the cold and the wet to help Matt with the work of the ‘Norwich Fringe Project’.

Cheer up Chris, it’s Christmas!!! One of the techniques we use to safely control the felling of a large tree.

I have enjoyed this last year’s work and I hope all the other volunteers have also enjoyed their volunteering. I have not been counting heads but I am sure that we have had more people joining us on Thursdays and Fridays than we had in 2015, so perhaps we are all enjoying our days out with NFP, and the word is spreading.

Seasons greeting to all, to you and yours where ever you are; and we will be back early January 2017.

P.S. Just for the record, today in ‘Charter Wood’ we thinned out some more trees made a few log piles and burned the brash, another normal day out with Matt.

The gang cutting and burning the brash and allowing more light onto the woodland floor to promote a more diverse understory and allow our native woodland plant species to flourish.

A quick message from Matt! From all the team, I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been supporting the Norwich Fringe Project over the past 12 months. To those who come and help on a Thursday and Friday and those behind the scenes, who support me with the web site, blog and ideas for uniforms and equipment.

You’re such an important part of the Project and without you we wouldn’t be, (a) managing the sites as efficiently as we do and (b) improving them every year for both conservation and recreational value. Our funding partners and others are always amazed at how much our volunteers achieve. So, from me a big thank you to all our volunteers and wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Written by Alan Rae, Norwich Fringe Project Volunteer.