Monthly Diary 2019

To see last year’s work go to Diary 2018

May 2019

Dial Hill – bramble roots are grubbed out from a patch scrub-cleared last January while the area around 2 mature walnut trees is brush-cut to improve access and amenity value.

More clearing along the main path through Strawberry Hill Woods (the Fir Woods)

April 2019

Strawberry Hill – sycamore shoots arising from self-set saplings felled 2 years ago are cut.

Strawberry Hill Woods (formerly the Fir Woods) – clearing back encroaching brambles, cutting sycamore and holm oak regrowth and pulling sycamore seedlings beside the path

The Community Orchard – a few apple trees still need substancial reduction in height while others are managed with minimal pruning. Prunings are collected into heaps and later burnt. Tall elm suckers at the orchard edge are thinned out to reduce shading.

March 2019

Clevedon School – extending the informal trail by selectively cutting back bramble and holm oak and clearing fallen logs, to facilitate exploration by forest school students

The last chance to cut the hedge at Quinney’s Wood before spring. A number of spindle and wayfaring trees are left uncut to grow higher and produce flowers and fruit.

February 2019

Cutting the top hedge in Quinney’s Wood and burning the arisings

A bit more sycamore is cut on Dial Hill to open up a path and the view from the top.

Clevedon School – dangerous trees near the recreation area are felled; a woodland trail is extended by cutting out bramble and young holm oak;  2 bags of litter are collected.

January 2019

Hedge cutting in Quinney’s wood and burning brash on a frosty morning

 Cutting the hedge in Quinney’s Wood

A few self-set sycamores bordering this path on Dial Hill are taken out to enhance the woodland and to improve access as well as the view NW over the channel from the hill top.

A view over Clevedon Bay is improved by cutting out self-set sycamore on Dial Hill.

Dial Hill – cutting back encroaching bramble to increase the area of restored grassland