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A Mystery in Cherry Tree Wood

One of our members excavated a large metal post buried in the middle of the field earlier in the year, displaying the words “TRACK M”.

We THINK it might be a Metropolitan Waterboard marker of some sort from the 1920’s. If you know any better, please drop us . . . → Read More: A Mystery in Cherry Tree Wood

Winter into Spring

After a glorious autumn, when the wood was ablaze with colour and a temperature of 19 degrees was recorded in early November, we were suddenly greeted with an icy blast from the North bringing snow and plummeting mercury. There was a brief respite from the Arctic conditions in December and this window of opportunity was . . . → Read More: Winter into Spring

Spring and Early Summer in Cherry Tree Wood

Cherry Tree Wood is probably at its most beautiful in Spring and early Summer when the cherry and hawthorn blossom is out and the hornbeam trees are in leaf . Some of the flora/fauna that can be seen in the wood at this time of the year are as follows:

Ground Flora:
Ground flora are . . . → Read More: Spring and Early Summer in Cherry Tree Wood

Clearing of bramble from the copse south of the playing field

The bramble has been cleared from this small grouping of trees, a further 15 rooted saplings planted, and cuttings (Hazel, Goat Willow, Hawthorn, Rowan) placed around it to increase its size. Some ground flora (Forget-me-nots, Red Campion, Herb Robert, Ox-eye Daisies, Musk Mallow, Creeping Buttercups) have also . . . → Read More: Clearing of bramble from the copse south of the playing field

Hazel fencing to protect bluebells

This fence was constructed last year, with the help of BTCV, and was designed to protect the bluebell area. Unfortunately, virtually all the hazel weavers had been removed, leaving this area open. The fence was reinstated in early March but within 24 hours, all the weavers had been removed again! Fortunately, they had all . . . → Read More: Hazel fencing to protect bluebells