On Thursday 1st October we were delighted to have guests from AECOM engineering with us working hard to help us to clear the pathway in Ten Acres. The whole group were amazing hard workers and a great laugh all round. We had a treat of daal, tikka masala, onion salad […]
This week we did a LOT more work on the path clearance opening up the old pathways through ten acres. A willow tree also fell partially over the pathway making it dangerous to walk under so we sectioned it off and creating an alternative pathway through the site to improve […]
More information on what dead headging is and how it can help with woodland management AND conservation of species.
This week we worked on clearing the original pathway and making is suitable to walk on again as well as some essential work on a willow tree that had broken over the pathway. With much of it still hanging above the pathway local ranger Alf came by to help us […]
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 […]