Conservation Report – November 2021

A big thank you to everyone who came out to help again on Sunday.  This is a very brief report as much of our work was a continuation from the October session.

Left: There didn’t seem to be as much wood chipping to move as last time but it was bigger than it looked!

Right: A group continued to remove Rhododendron.  The brash from the Rhododendron was stacked at the Dorset Way entrance where it will be shredded for future pathway improvements.

We continued to clear out the ditch which runs parallel to Dorset Way.  When this task is complete it will improve drainage and make the pathways less waterlogged.   

A small group of us dug a drainage area to the right of the Dorset Way pathway.  This was at a point where it gets particularly muddy and was suggested by the Countryside Officer as a possible solution.  We also began to scrape back some of the mud from this pathway in an effort to find its original surface.  This task is a work in progress and we shall monitor how successful it has been next session!