Clearing an Alder Copse

This week (7/8th March) we were working along the Marriott’s Way – the route of the old railway line between Norwich and Reepham – clearing an Alder copse alongside the embankment near Pendlesham Drive where the road between the two areas of Thorpe Marriott crosses the path. Contractors had previously felled a number of large Alders and we were working on behalf of Broadland District Council to clear the area. Continue reading Clearing an Alder Copse

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