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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

Clearing of fallen wood to allow natural generation of flora

Clearing of the fallen wood and debris from the area of woodland North of the kiosk to allow natural generation of ground flora and tree saplings. . . . → Read More: Clearing of fallen wood to allow natural generation of flora

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