Sunday, 15 September 2013

Woodland Tidy

Today was the first working party at the Gutterbridge Plantation, the woodland by Swaffham Bulbeck that will be leased to the Parish Council of Swaffham Bulbeck as a community woodland. In the meantime, while all the lease paperwork gets sorted we had a first opportunity for people from the village to come out and get hands on with practical tasks at the site.

 As it has been un-managed for a number of years there is plenty to do in the woodland. We decided the best place to start was by creating a glade, clearing an ear to allow some light in and removing the Ivy cover. There were lots of volunteers form the village and it only took an hour so before we were making progress. 

The working parties will be a monthly event to keep on top of the management tasks.


Lois Baker
Community Ranger
Wicken Fen 

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