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Creation of a shallow wetland area behind the tennis courts

A number of oak saplings were planted in this area but they have been struggling and becoming increasingly smothered in Couch Grass. Grass has been cleared away from the base of approx. 20 of these saplings and mulched put down in an effort to get them re-established. However, this is not ideal Oak tree terrain . . . → Read More: Creation of a shallow wetland area behind the tennis courts

Planting of Hazel and Osier saplings and Goat Willow cuttings

As some of the Hazel that was coppiced last year has failed to regenerate, a number of additional rooted Hazel saplings have been introduced in this area and also Osier saplings and Goat Willow cuttings in the wetter areas. A couple of the Hazels have been layered to establish some . . . → Read More: Planting of Hazel and Osier saplings and Goat Willow cuttings

Conservation activities in woodland area south of playing field

We have introduced Foxgloves into this area as well as Violets and Ground Ivy, and have transferred some small clumps of Wood Anemone and Native Bluebell from other locations. We have also constructed a Stag-Beetle Loggery in the north-west corner of this site and are hoping to introduce larvae into it shortly. . . . → Read More: Conservation activities in woodland area south of playing field