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Conservation Work - Past
We will be making a start on the winter pruning of the apple trees. There will also be other more energetic jobs to keep us warm.
Our annual trip to Rodley Nature Reserve to help them with the coppicing of the willow trees to keep clear access for birds to the water.
We will make a start on pruning the soft fruit, raking up fallen leaves to keep disease in check and digging out weeds are some of the other jobs to do.
We will be continuing with the management of the pond, as part of a project of renewal of the ponds and site, through this coming year, that is funded by the Postcode Local Trust. We will be giving the pond more attention this year in order to remove fallen leaves and organic matter, that has built up in previous years, to improve the water quality. There will be lots of land based work for those who prefer not to go in.
Our second visit this autumn, we will be cutting the grass on the banking on the field, clearing deadwood by using it in dead-hedging, and possibly some coppicing and re planting, spreading out wildflowers to new areas.
A day to clear out and tidy the undercroft where we keep equipment and materials.
Pond clearance and a general tidy up.
On a rare dry day in October, we scythed meadow areas and cleared overgrown vegetation from the ponds in the wildlife area, including some of the invasive New Zealand pygmy weed.
A busy day preparing for Apple Day on Sunday 13th October. We laid gravel in front of the new apple shed, cleared litter from the area, mowed and harvested apples ready for juicing.
We dredged the silt trap at the entrance to the pond and cleared silt to free up a channel in the pond itself.