A couple of bits of news from the Woodland team….
Response To Storms Ciara & Dennis.
Following the severe winds between the dates of 07 & 22 February 2020 (including storms Ciara & Dennis) the Woodland team carried out inspections to assess damage.
The storms have caused a number of trees to fall and / or snap (particularly some pines & “frail” older trees).
Inspections have occurred on a regular basis and fallen trees & branches have been cleared from paths (by Paul Blackwell with assistance from Councillor Pat Knight). We estimate around a dozen trees or large branches affected paths throughout the Woodland.
A further 2 damaged trees have been professionally felled (by Gullivers Tree Solutions) and some small fallen trees blocking the entrance to the Woodland from Kitchen Lane have also been cleared.
Some New Oaks
It’s not all bad news for the trees in the Woodland. Wendy Silverwood kindly donated some young oak saplings to the Woodland. These have now been planted in the Woodland as part of our plan to increase the number of native broad leaf species in the woods.
Station Road Ramp
As a result of funding made available by the Parish Council, the Woodland team has been able to carry out work to re-profile the path up the bank from Station Road. (see picture)
The resurfacing and lower gradient should make access easier, especially to the Memorial Glade, and the surface should be less muddy in wet weather.
Work was done to conserve the pillar at the end of the bridge retaining wall. The cap stone for the pillar has also been put back in position.