Hirst Wood Burial Ground

Friday 2nd February, 2018
next to Nab Wood Crematorium

 

This was our first working visit to this site. In the past the Calico Conservation group have worked here but it has been untended for several years. 

Our task was to remove some of the trees, mostly the smaller stuff that has regrown from previous coppicing. As well as letting more light in, this will also make some of the graves more accessible. 

There was a nice mix of trees which we wish to maintain; silver birch, oak, holly, hawthorn, willow and even a few well sized elm.  There were  a few robins around, and a couple were ferociously defending their territories.  We will return on 9th March to continue the task. 

 You can see a few more pictures in the gallery