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Pollarding the Limes

Our first visit to Charter Wood this season sees us thinning out a further area of the woodland. This time we concentrated on an area largely planted with oaks, limes and hornbeam. Matt Davies was in charge for both days (24/25 January) as Paula was on holiday.

The plan was to low-pollard the faster growing limes to give more space for the slower growing oaks. Pollarding reduces the height of the tree to around 3 or 4 foot, but it will continue to grow new shoots leading to a bushier shape. Continue reading Pollarding the Limes

More Fencing

Our last three work days have been spent at Bowthorpe’s Southern Park building fences and a kissing gate. The mains water supply to Bowthorpe has been upgraded with a new feed from Colney cutting a swathe through Southern Park. Temporary fences were installed around the work area and the completion of this provided an opportunity for the Fringe Project to reconfigure the fenced area to better manage the grazing on the site. We also had some new toys to play with! Continue reading More Fencing