Another busy work morning, mainly planting oak trees along the edge of the Common near the picnic area. We have ideas of establishing an avenue of trees in years to come. Digging was hard going in places – when the track and drainage ditch were created, it looks as if the stones were mainly piled up where we were trying to dig!
The oak trees were all of local stock. A local resident grew them from acorns gathered at Wapley, and brought them on in pots.
We also did a bit more to the stream through the wood, sawing away some branches that were partly blocking the stream bed.
|Dave and Ann finish planting an oak|
|Mary and Malcolm deciding where to put the next one|
|This small frog showed an interest in our progress|
Photos by Isabel Ryan