Yesterday the Southwood Woodland Volunteers joined us to tidy up the Old Kennels Lane Entrance, by cutting back and re-digging drainage grips on the cycleway. The volunteers also removed some fire-damaged fencing, which proved harder than expected with an over engineered lump of concrete. Luckily my slight frame was sufficient to delicately lean on the post to topple it over, much to the amusement of the volunteers.
Having excavated the substantial new holes the volunteers set about bedding them in with rubble, there was even a rumour of an illusive spirit level and string line being used. The replacement grass verge post has been sourced from sustainable green oak and routed to match the existing hardwood posts, so they tie in well.
Tim popped off and returned with his drill and rivet gun to swap over the blue pedestrian & cyclist way-mark disks for a truly professional look. Then after lunch we felled a snapped off willow tree by Kennels Lane, and finished off leaf blowing the cycleway and entrance.
A big thank you to everyone who helped out, and especially Paul H who has popped out several days this autumn to blow leaves off the paths, which is very much appreciated by everyone enjoying the woodland.