The dire weather forecast did not dissuade the gallant crew, or they could not think of a good enough excuse, and it turned out to be a dry day. Ranger Tony helpfully forgot to put the trees into his van, so while he retrieved them it gave our volunteers an opportunity to dig out bramble and stinging nettle roots. On Tony’s return we had thoroughly warmed up and were glad to take our tea break, to rest already aching backs.
Laying out 400 trees, each with its own cane and protective tube, showed what a big task this was going to be. Fortunately with all participants mucking in we gradually progressed along the new hedge line. After a short lunch break we attacked the final stretch were surprised how quickly we managed to finish the whole length.
The picture shows the sterling work done by Trustees, Trust members and Tuesday volunteers under the supervision of Partnership staff.
Thank you to Sue, two John’s, Philip, Melvyn, Mike, Ken and of course Tony and Steven. Together they planted over 400 small trees to form a new hedge alongside the railway line and path that leads into Grants Moor.
Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust Member