We have had to update the forthcoming volunteer day tasks because of our recent weather cancellations, so please have a look here Volunteer Days 2022 for details. If you receive notifications when we post a blog, please open the link in the email (to the blog post) as it appears that you only get theContinue reading “Forgot to mensh…”
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Bare root bonanza.
Thankfully our long time arranged planting day with Raleigh UK Alumni Society dawned sunny with no threat of rain. After the February we have had we were very grateful for this. We had been promised 650 bare rooted trees by The Woodland Trust, along with stakes and shelters. These were due to be delivered onContinue reading “Bare root bonanza.”
“Thursday’s RIGHT OUT”*
The weather Gods have blown our next volunteering day on Thursday into submission, so were having to CANCEL. All the forecasts are now predicting winds gusting over 50mph with some saying up to 70mph therefore it would be neither safe nor comfortable. Our next day is on the 28th of Feb (two weeks today) soContinue reading ““Thursday’s RIGHT OUT”*”
Well the Gods don’t seem to want us to host volunteer days at the moment do they? We sadly had to cancel our last day because of dreadful weather and it seems to have started a trend. We can cope with a bit of wind, but it’s not looking very good for Thursday is it?Continue reading “Oh dear😥”
Awls and owls.
As our Saturday with volunteers had to be cancelled due to the weather forecast (which was correct if perhaps a tad understated) we had a few jobs to do this week. We continued on with the planting of our new scrub with some willow and alder in the wet and damp bits. Some of thisContinue reading “Awls and owls.”
Firstly apologies to the rampant hoards who had signed up for volunteering tomorrow. God* has decreed that Saturday will be the wettest day of the winter so far (*other deities are available). Whether this will turn out to be correct, remains to be seen. But it was with a heavy heart that we decided earlierContinue reading “Weather…”
Scrubbing up pt 2.
Shelters and canes have now been procured courtesy of The Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and Tees Swale Naturally Connected. Many thanks. As we have bare-rooted hawthorn to plant asap (125) we have decided to make Monday a ‘flash planting’ (this is possibly the first use ever of this term..it is according to Google’s Ngram viewer?)Continue reading “Scrubbing up pt 2.”
Yesterday saw our first public volunteer day of the new year. We were working in the lee of some woodland which kept the cold north-westerly wind away and we also had a bit of sun for company. We are currently short of ’scrub’ on the Cluster. It is a very valuable habitat and our aimContinue reading “Scrubbing up.”
Natural Flood Management (NFM)
Earlier today we had a very interesting and illuminating online meeting with various partners to talk about our plans for NFM work on the cluster. We are working with Durham University to model the outcomes of proposed works and we saw a presentation of how any measures would affect peak flows in the area. TheContinue reading “Natural Flood Management (NFM)”
Volunteer Days 2022
Here is a list of our volunteer days for the next few months. We start at 10 am and will be providing hot drinks and soup (always vegan but we can hopefully deal with other likes/dislikes/allergies/intolerances etc, let us know) and cake. 27/1. Hedge planting 5/2. Tree shelter removal 17/2. Exclosure moving/building 28/2. Exclosure moving/buildingContinue reading “Volunteer Days 2022”