Monthly Archives: March 2016

Jenny wading at Moor Green Lakes

After the weekend storm, Jenny and I headed over to Moor Green Lakes to chainsaw trees blown across the paths. Jenny took a quick break to wade into a flooded ditch to clear a blocked culvert with pipe rods. So … Continue reading

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Rediscovering BV Path at Gerry’s

The volunteers joined us at Gerry’s on Tuesday to cut back 150m of overgrown bushes that were hiding some of the Blackwater Valley Path, that runs south from Coleford Bridge Road in Farnborough. In places the wooden shuttering edging the … Continue reading

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Tree planting at Thorn Hill

This weeks volunteer task was to screen Thorn Hill from the adjacent road by planting native deciduous trees and gorse. Before any trees could be planted a large patch of laurel had to be removed. The laurel is most likely a remnant … Continue reading

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Hollybush Hill

Last Friday Jenny, Mark and I, along with students Adam, Alan and Oscar went out to Hollybush Hill for a variety of jobs.  Whilst I used the tractor to push back the bramble around the edge of the meadow and … Continue reading

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Chalk Farm Car Park – new bollards

Recently Stephanie (Assistant Ranger) and myself returned to the car park to install the final 9 bollards around the new SANG car park at Chalk Farm, these nice solid oak bollards now complete the car park, which has also had … Continue reading

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Removing rubbish at Southwood Woodland

Jenny and I popped down to Southwood Woodland to clear up some household fly-tipping by the gate and the last remains of a burnt out van. It’s a shame to see our much loved site vandalised, but it’s good to … Continue reading

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Tree and reed planting project at Grants Moor

On Tuesday Laura and I led a joint task with the BVC Trust planting trees and reeds at Grants Moor, which lies just east of Farnborough North Station. The three ponds to the south act as a series of balancing ponds … Continue reading

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