Benches and Boardwalks

Our recent outings have seen our volunteers building benches and repairing a boardwalk.

The first of the benches was installed at Marston Marsh on 26 July to replace one that had fallen over when the supports finally rotted. It was a very hot Friday and only a few of us had braved the weather but there was enough of us to complete our tasks for the day. Continue reading Benches and Boardwalks

Horsford Pits – Further Tree Thinning

We made another visit to the Horsford Watering Pit on Green Lane to continue our work thinning the willow around the pool. On the last day of February Matt D joined us to cut down a lot of the large willow trees and cut up the old picnic table and bench then departed back to the office leaving Paula and us volunteers to clear up. There were some large willow trees and Matt has the experience to deal with these. Continue reading Horsford Pits – Further Tree Thinning

Tree Thinning

On a warm and sunny Thursday our Volunteers took a 15 minute stroll along Mill Lane and into Green Lane to reach a small area of woodland which was our work location for the day at Horsford Pits.  Once the site of a public gravel pit, the workings have since been filled with construction waste and trees planted by the Trustees of the Charity that owns the pits. Since 1997 Horsford Parish Council has leased the site from the Trustees and maintained this as a haven for wildlife and as an amenity area for parishioners. We were here today to undertake some tree management work on behalf of the Parish Council. Continue reading Tree Thinning