Claycart Mission – Search and destroy Laurel and Robina

Our Thursday task this week was based at Claycart were there have been invasive species sneaking their way out over time, so we set our volunteers on them !





First off we started removing the Robina, which took us a fair amount of time as the roots were a lot bigger than expected.





But of course we managed.






Whilst doing thiIMG_4055s we found someone had been celebrating Christmas early.








After we had cleared the Robina we set our sights on the laurel that had grown a bit unruly and dragged it closer to the path so that we can come back on another day and pop it all through the chipper.

A special thanks to our team today Dharma, Matt, John, Eric and Mike. It was a successful mission.

Assistant Ranger Bobbie


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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