Tices Tuesday Task

This week our usual volunteer group joined the group at Tices meadow to created a team 19 people strong including Andy and I. It was a beautiful day and there was even time for a spot of bird watching. 

Armed with bow saws, loppers, a brushcutter and a chain saw the Willow really didn’t stand a chance and we cleared a huge area. We burnt all we cut and treated the stumps. This will enable the reeds to spread and hopefully out compete the Willow in future.

All round it was a very productive day and I know how pleased Richard was with the results. Thank you to everyone whom attended I hope you enjoyed the day as much as I did. 

Assistant Ranger Charlotte

About blackwatervalleycountryside

The Blackwater Valley is located on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire and runs for approximately 30km from the source near Aldershot, northwards to Swallowfield. At its confluence it joins the rivers Whitewater and Loddon. The Loddon eventually flows into the River Thames near Reading. Work in the Blackwater Valley is co-ordinated by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership on behalf of the local authorities that border the Valley. Despite being surrounded by urban development the Valley provides an important green corridor for local residents As well as the Blackwater Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a small part of the Basingstoke Canal SSSI, three nature reserves within the Valley catchment and many other areas have been recognised for their ecological importance. The local planning authorities covering the Valley have designated 31 other areas as ‘Wildlife Sites’.
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