Today the team got to work clearing around the old apple tree planted by Fruit and Nut Village Stirchley some eons ago now. The apples are lovely crisp brown skinned apples an dthe tree was laden but no one could get near enough with all the bramble that had overtaken […]
Alan gives us a quick tour of the birch grove next to the den in Ten Acres and how it’s an excellent example of woodland succession and what that means.
Another great day with our new volunteers on site clearing the pathway (or the hunt for the hidden pathway as it is sometimes known) and working on the expansion of the den area by clearing the bramble and managing the birch grove.
So last week we couldn’t do any site work as our team were on holiday, but even though the weather was miserable we did manage to get on site today and do some light work in the den opening up the birch tree space. We then took a break under […]
The team went back in to The Den today to work on clearing the excess birch, thinning it out and increasing canopy light. in Ten Acres Stirchley.
Today we spent a fantastic afternoon in the blazing hot sunshine down in Ten Acres getting the Himalayan Balsam under control with a small team of volunteers. Using the technique highlighted in our recent Balsam video we spent a solid 3 hours down by the river snapping and piling up […]
One of our questions for the team was what should we do with balsam in ten acres if we see it. Well, first of all we are holding a couple of balsam bashing volunteer sessions throughout the summer so pop along to one of those if you really want to […]
We forgot to take pictures last week but we were on site working hard still, so here are this weeks photographs of the area we were working on – “the Den”. This area is where we hold our wellbeing in the woods sessions and where someone recently has erected a […]
Our team Alan and Bracken answer two of your questions today about plans for conservation on site and future plans for the riverbrook meadow while they have thier lunch break on the Ten Acres site. If you have any questions you would like to ask the team send us an […]
The team spent more work today looking at the hazardous back areas of the woodland and opening them up and sectioning unsafe areas with hazard tape. We also spotted a few species to add to our flora/fauna collection!