Coppicing The Tree Belt

Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd November 2017

This week we visited Hethersett to coppice a tree belt around the perimeter of the Village Hall site on behalf of the Parish Council. The Norwich Fringe Project planted the tree belt around 15 years ago with the help of local school children. The tree belt provides a barrier between the houses and the playing field adjacent to the Village Hall and is around 30 feet thick with a variety of trees.┬áThe management plan for the site is to coppice and thin out the back half of the tree belt and once this has regrown to around 15 feet do the same to the front half. This provides an age structure to the woodland. You will be able to read how successful this has been in our Blogs for 2030! Continue reading Coppicing The Tree Belt

Clearing Around The Pond

Thursday 26th & Friday 27th October 2017

Our Thursday and Friday groups were back at Swardeston Common to clear an overgrown area around the pond and remove an old bridge over a ditch. Not having had much rain for some weeks the pond had dried up, but we know from previous visits that newts and other wildlife do inhabit the usually full pond. Continue reading Clearing Around The Pond