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A successful day

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This Wednesday day was I think a good one for the volunteers. 5000 blue bells planted ,a few hundred oaks planted ,a start on the winter tree thinning and a plan of action for the grass in spring agreed upon. In the wooded parts of the meadow we have always been looking to use a coppice and standard model of management,the problem with this is we are restricted to the kinds of trees that are already planted or come in natures way ,this would be ok if we were managing the woods just for coppicing but we are not. Wild life must be our number one priority so we are looking at ways to improve the numbers and variety of our tenants and at the same time give the woods a more natural look by breaking up the straight lines, introducing new variety’s of trees, and bushes even possibly a glade or two .

The ConVols are also interested in introducing a second volunteering day specifiably for the meadow so if you are interested in doing this please let me know , We are looking for those people that can help with

tree thinning

log cutting & removal

tree planting

bulb planting

brush clearing

wild life surveys

habitat development

habitat maintenance

As you can see some of these tasks need some hard physical work others are more academic so we have something for most outdoor voluntary tastes  


Author: scarboroughwoodlandpeople

We are two different groups of volunteers ,the SCV work all over the Scarborough aria doing a variety of tasks in conjunction with SBC we also are the lease holders on around 15 acres of meadow ,we only have 99 years to sort it out . The SWAG group are at the moment concentrating on Raincliffe Woods & forge Valley ,they meet on the first Sunday of the month to carry out tasks and have events in the woodland . and hope to see you there Ron Baxter Chair

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