Saturday, 31 August 2019

In the Pines

Jess, Susan, me, and Dave.

This week we were at Scammonden for more guard retrieval - it is a massive site,with thousands of tree guards that need removing. We were: myself, Lee, Jess, Susan, Steve, Dave, Geoff and Hap.

Saturday, 17 August 2019

She don't use jelly

Jelly, slime, arboreal gel.

Back to Scammonden for more guard removal. Encountering again the phenomenon of some tree guards filled with slime. Lovely.

We were: Cath, Hap, Jess, Lee, Peter, Steve, Geoff, Dianne, Tanya, Ben and myself.

Cake was very lemony lemon drizzle. Weather was glorious.

40 deer guards left on site for re-use in the Winter. 2 large piles of trashed guards left near the top road. Significant number of packs of stakes ready for collection (well done Hap) - to be dried out back at the nursery. 2 million cable ties collected (approx.)

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Bushes and briars

Geoff and I amongst the thistles
A morning at Scammonden removing guards from some unexplainedly dead and dying alders. We will replant in the winter.

Cake was a very jammy bakewell tart. And the rain held off, mostly.

We were: myself, Tanya, Cath, Stephen, Steve, Dave and Geoff.

Thursday, 8 August 2019

The righteous path

Spent a morning at the nursery with Dave, clearing paths and tidying up. Looking a lot better when we had done. Of course, next year, instead of spending three hours on my knees with a patio knife, I am gonna nuke the paths with Round-Up.