Monthly Archives: November 2014

Laurel and Hardy Volunteers at Thorn Hill

As part of our work improving woodlands around Aldershot for the Wellesley Project, we have been removing Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus) from Thorn Hill wood. Laurel is revered for its dense foliage providing year round screening in private gardens, but when … Continue reading

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Trust’s Work party – Frimley reedbed

The BVC Trust has been working hard on their Tern Raft Project this year and Colin Wilson has been in and out our yard, progressively getting muddier as they work to complete the Rafts for Frimley.  Below is what Colin … Continue reading

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Felling Frimley’s Fuel

I was intrigued when Ranger Stuart said we’d be working at the Frimley Fuel Allotments. I’d heard of allotments for growing food and vaguely knew that historically allotments were set aside to help the poor of the parish. I knew … Continue reading

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Student’s view of work experience with BVCP

“I’m here as part of my Merrist Wood College work experience for two weeks, which had been fun and tiring. On the first day I did chipping, on the second I did taking down fences and on the third I … Continue reading

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Triumphant soggy fire lighting at Southwood

Yesterday six brave Southwood volunteers joined us in the torrential rain to burn off brash left from the last couple of tasks. Unperturbed by the rain we set about building the fire under a tarp, then promptly filling the wood with … Continue reading

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Blooming Marvellous tree felling at Southwood

Our tame student Fern and volunteers from “Blooming Marvellous” joined us last week to fell trees at Southwood. This supported adult volunteering gardening  group aims to empower those who would like to volunteer. The main task was to clear invasive silver birch from … Continue reading

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Students install new bench on the BV Path

Today Fern, Kristian and Keiran who are students with the Prince’s Trust and Merrist Wood College, joined us to install a new bench on the BV Path. The spot they decided on was by the bird viewing screen onto Grove Lake … Continue reading

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