Friday 25th January 2013: Brackenhill Urban Landscape Area, Westcroft Road, Great Horton, Bradford BD7
We had to change the site today as the snow covering the tree planting site at Dewsbury Country Park prevented this task from going ahead. This task has been rescheduled for 1st March.
Instead we returned to Brackenhill to complete the task of removing willow that has been overhanging the pathway. As well as opening improving access the felling work has also opened up the hazel coppice on the field behind and inspired us to manage this in a more proactive way in the future. We were joined by the Council’s Countryside officers who chipped the branches that were too small to be harvested for charcoal. In addition they took away the old fence that served no purpose but was a hazard to passers-by.
We also did some maintenance of the hedge on Old Corn Mill Lane, to prevent it obscuring the road.
Today we worked with 13 volunteers