Dave and Isabel delve in the hedge, with Malcolm looking on while Tim directs operations in the background (Mary and Paul not shown)
Isabel clears the way to a tree affected by Dutch Elm Disease
Malcom and Isabel sawing down an infected elm
We tackled several main jobs today. First we removed fifteen or twenty elms affected by Dutch Elm Disease. They’re easy to identify at the moment because they have no leaves, or the leaves are discoloured – you can see in the pictures above that the elms are virtually bare.
Next we removed a few strategic branches to open up the Top Pond to sunlight. It’s pleasing to see that some of the aquatic plants we put in last year are now starting to spread.
Our final task was removing low-hanging branches from the paths. A good morning’s work – a big thank you to everyone who took part.
Our next work morning will be on Sunday 2 September.