Creative use of our large tractor

This week our hay-cutting has been rather hampered by the unseasonably wet weather, so we’ve been finding creative uses for the tractor whilst it’s on hire. Yesterday Sam helped us install a heavy log barrier at Rushmoor Bottom in Wellesley Woodland, and today Jenny and I used the tractor claw to remove some rather heavy waste wood.

Sam on top of new log barrier

Acting Senior Ranger Stuart

 

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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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