Saturday, 30 June 2018

Sign of the times

Today we were working beside the Pennine Way sign up Wessenden, bashing more bracken. We were also removing stakes and guards from the unusual number of failures of trees planted. We suspect this was because the trees planted here were stock that had been held over from a previous season. It still wasn't catastrophic though, with less than 10% failing. And we did retrieve over 100 stakes and guards that can be re-used.

We were: myself, Philip, Stephen, Peter, Hap, Ben and John. Oat biscuits and freshly picked strawberries at break time.

Sunday, 24 June 2018

It ain't easy

More bracken destruction, takes a while on this scale. But vital if the trees are to thrive.

This time we were: myself, Philip, Geoff, Hap, John, Steve and Peter.

Hap, lavishing tlc on the little trees.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

I forgot to remember to forget

Another bracken bashing session. To my recollection we were: myself, Philip, Adrian, John, Hap, Steve and Dave. But I neglected the blog for 7 days and can't remember!

Saturday, 9 June 2018

By a waterfall

Geoff and Steve, by a waterfall.

We were up near the far end of the Wessenden Valley, bashing bracken to allow light to the wannabe trees. We were: myself, Lee, Jess, Diane and Lizzie the dog, Steve, Dick, Ben, Geoff and Dave.

Cake was bakewell tart.

It was warm, but lots of good work got done.