Today Laura and I tackled several jobs at Swan Lake Park in Yateley. Armed with her chainsaw Laura felled a birch tree that was leaning over the bridge, while I secured the top branches to the bridge to stop it falling in the water. I’ve learnt the hard way that fallen trees in the water are very hard to extricate as they snag on the mud, so it worked well suspending it on a pulley block instead. Then we fixed a section of vandalised fencing and secured some leaning oak and field maple saplings with stakes. A very successful day and lots of appreciative dog walkers and fisherman to chat with.