At Puckridge Hill (AUE) a large group of trusty volunteers, worked hard in the sunshine and shower. The task involved cutting down young birch trees and overhanging oak branches from a patch of heathland to enable the heather to thrive. Another part of the task was to rake and clear a large area of mown heather/grass. A trailer full of old tree guards were collected up and taken off site. Everyone worked very hard, especially considering it was the first task day since Christmas for most volunteers.
As students, Tobias and I found the volunteers both helpful and generous in sharing their valuable knowledge and tips with us. Casual Assistant Ranger Sarah supplied us with delicious homemade lemon cake at tea break which went down a treat. It was a very successful and enjoyable day.
Student Sarah G