Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Preparing for bluebells

"Did you want it out by the roots?"

An overgrown section of woodland at Penrose, received a boost last week as a team of ten volunteers and staff spent the day removing rhododendron and thinning trees.

The increased light will make more space and create new opportunities for woodland plants such as bluebells.

There will also be a greater range of habitats for other wildlife as the coppiced trees regrow and are supplemented with other species to broaden the mix of trees and shrubs in the wood.

"If she would only get out of the way we could get something done!"

The day is part of a project to create a new network of paths in the wood presently called Park Planataion but eventually to be renamed Bluebell Walk.

As well as volunteers carrying out the practical work, a local school will also be involved in the interpretation and waymarking of the wood.

"Nice brew!"

No prior knowledge or skills are required to volunteer with the Trust, so if you would like to be involved in this or any other work at Penrose, please contact Laura Bailey or Nick Gordon on 01326 554715/6

                                                                                                                                 Nick Gordon

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