On Tuesday this week both Ranger Stu and myself helped the Yateley Rangers to mow, cut and collect the field by the Cricketers.
We managed to cut the whole meadow in the one day, below is Stu using the larger tractor with both the flail and the trailer for the first time. The flail throws the cut grass into the air, a messy task, but most of the grass ends up in the trailer. This is a site that requires all the material to be taken off site, so the only option is to use the larger machinery.
Below is the tractor and flail in full cutting mode, this is the sites annual cut and helps keep the nutrients lows and species diversity high.
A successful day with Rangers Jo and David from Yateley Common.
Andrew, Senior Ranger