Blackthorn and Faggots

A Happy New Year to all of you from all of us! Following a three-week period for rest and recuperation our volunteers returned, fully refreshed, to Swardeston Common on the 3rd and 4th January to continue clearing the old blackthorn and elder. Under the guidance of Paula on Thursday and Matt on Friday we worked our way around the edges of the site nibbling away at the blackthorn and opening up the area further. Continue reading Blackthorn and Faggots

Tree Belt Thinning

Our final four work days of the year have been spent at Jubilee Park, Rackheath, to thin-out a section of woodland and install a kissing gate on behalf of Broadland District Council.  The tree belt was planted in the late 1990s to surround a park created as part of a housing development that also saw the build of a new school. In common with similar tree belts the area was over-planted with many young trees that have since grown and compete with each other for light. Continue reading Tree Belt Thinning