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
log cutting & removal
wild life surveys
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