Volunteers and staff have been busy over the last three days at Southwood Woodland cutting back paths, tractor mowing and strimming. The invasive bracken that is taking over the woodland was bashed with sticks, – a great stress reliever for everyone involved. Simply cutting the bracken just makes it come back stronger, so this form of management means we can crush the stems, which over 3 years should knock back the growth. Southwood Volunteers were joined by Oli Jensen and his colleagues from the Environment Agency who did a fantastic job. Thank you to everyone for all their help.