Yesterday, 19th, in 28 degree weather, Bobbie and I were joined by Becky, Mike, John and Eric at Thorn Hill, Wellesley Woodlands, to cut back more Laurel. The central section of the woodland has been taken over by laurel which has been left to grow unchecked.
Alongside this Bobbie chainsawed a snapped off limb from a tree lying in the meadow and couldn’t wait to get out of the chainsaw trousers afterwards! The volunteers cleared this up, along with trimming back over hanging branches and clearing up old fencing.
We’ve been tackling the laurel in Thorn Hill for a few years and we’re beginning to see new plants growing where they once dominated.
At the moment it’s mostly sycamore seedlings, bramble, nettles and bindwind but it’s a step in the right direction. The reduced laurel is letting in more light to the woodland floor so keep your eye out for what else might appear.
Thank your for all everyone help.