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River Restoration at Hawley Meadows – 5 years on

Back in 2012 a small willow tipped over into the River Blackwater at Hawley Meadows. Usually we retain trees in the channel as they help to reduce flooding by slowing down the flow and also increase biodiversity. Working with the Environment Agency … Continue reading

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Tree and reed planting project at Grants Moor

On Tuesday Laura and I led a joint task with the BVC Trust planting trees and reeds at Grants Moor, which lies just east of Farnborough North Station. The three ponds to the south act as a series of balancing ponds … Continue reading

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A Southwood task – behind the scenes

As a change to my usual blog post, I thought I’d answer the frequently asked question, “so what does a ranger actually do?” Well today I arrived at 8:45am at Ash Lock Cottage to load up the tools and kit … Continue reading

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Working to clear windblown trees in Claycart Woods

As part of our work to improve woodland around Aldershot for the Wellesley Project, we have been clearing windblown trees that were blown over in the storms last winter. Much of Claycart Wood is a plantation of Western Hemlock (Tsuga … Continue reading

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Staff shenanigans at Swan Lake

Today Laura and I tackled several jobs at Swan Lake Park in Yateley. Armed with her chainsaw Laura felled a birch tree that was leaning over the bridge, while I secured the top branches to the bridge to stop it … Continue reading

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Hawley Meadows digging antics and more trees down

Yesterday the volunteers trundled down to Hawley Meadows, where we dug out invasive bramble and rose from the southern meadows. The volunteers did a great job clearing all of Surrey Field (by the M3) and some of Prior’s field. The … Continue reading

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Busy clearing storm-blown trees

The rangers this week have been busy clearing fallen trees blown over in the storm. Andrew & I were out yesterday on the Blackwater Valley Path south of North Camp Station, making a hung up tree safe (photos). Also Steven … Continue reading

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