Volunteer Day – Sunday 7th February 2016

This morning’s volunteer session saw 2 new volunteers arrive and the return of 3 others.  The main focus of the day was to take the saplings we ordered and to plant these on the footpath leading from the top of our newly installed steps, leading towards The Glade.

Two committee members infront of an overgrown fence, before work started to plant the area

Two committee members infront of an overgrown fence, before work started to plant the area

Volunteers filling in the cleared trench with newly planted saplings

Volunteers filling in the cleared trench with newly planted saplings

Committee members planting our newly created thicket

Committee members planting our newly created thicket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As can be seen above in the first photograph, our project was an overgrown strip of land, covered in ivy, rubbish and fallen branches.  With several volunteers available, the area was quickly cleared leaving good quality bare soil, which we then quickly filled in with native British saplings before their roots dried out.  The last photograph shows our newly created thicket, in an area that receives plenty of sunshine, so we hope that in the next 2 or 3 months, many of the saplings will start to put out new leaves.

The photos below show another picture of the newly planted saplings in our hedge.  The middle picture shows some of the volunteers who took part in this morning’s volunteer session and the final picture is a reminder that although it’s still cold and dark, hazel catkins in flower are a reminder that Spring and warmer, brighter days are on the way.

Freshly planted native saplings forming our newly creared hedge

Freshly planted native saplings forming our newly creared hedge

Volunteers in the area of a newly planted hedge and thicket

Volunteers in the area of a newly planted hedge and thicket

Hazel catkins bursting open

Hazel catkins bursting open

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