Friday 26th Nov: Rodley Nature Reserve, Rodley, Leeds

Friday 26th November 2010 Rodley Nature Reservecoppicing willowWe made a visit to Rodley Nature Reserve today. The work was to continue with the willow coppicing programme at the site. We concentrated on an area of willow that had been previously coppiced so each stool had several stems. The work involved cutting the trees low to the stump and this will produce further regrowth in the future. We harvested some of the willow and this will be used to create living willow structures at several schools, including Blakehill next week. We worked in very cold but bright conditions today and some of the group were treated to a tour of the reserve where a Kingfisher was spotted.

Today we worked with 21 volunteers, which is another great turnout.

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