Monthly Diary 2022

To see last year’s work go to Diary 2021

May 2022

Dial Hill – mowing & raking to control bramble, feral raspberry & lilac shoots in grassland and to control nettles at the viewpoint; clearing brambles along an informal trail

April 2022

Strawberry Hill Woods (the Fir Woods) – clearing encroaching brambles, nettles, feral raspberry, and sycamore & Holm oak shoots from the sides of the main path. On Dial Hill, grassland was not mown last autumn and so fresh bramble shoots are cut back by hand.

March 2022

After more bramble grubbing, the Woodcutters help Clevedon School students to plant trees donated by the Woodland Trust.

Clevedon School – cutting back & grubbing out brambles from the seating area & along the trail to restore access after missing last year’s working parties due to Covid restrictions

February 2022

Dial Hill – the view is further enhanced by a bit more clearing; encroaching brambles are pulled or cut back; invasive tree shoots are cut out from the valuable grassland area.

Shrubby vegetation above Marine Lake is trimmed to improve the view from the path.

Hazel coppicing in Quinney’s Wood. Logs are saved as firewood & brash is burnt on site.

Brambles are cut out from the trimmed hedge; new tree labels are fixed & others adjusted.

January 2022

Quinney’s Wood – a third of the top hedge will be trimmed this year, the rest left to grow. Stiles at either end of the Right of Way across the wood are mended, a third blocked off.

Poets’ Walk – restoring good access along the coastal path in the mist on Wain’s Hill

Seven ash trees, planted in Quinney’s Wood in 2002 but now suffering from Ash Dieback, are felled to make room for replacement species. Three birch & three beech are planted.