Jubilee Wood Updates
A lot has happened since the woodland volunteers carried out their initial planting programme in 2012.
Managing the woodland to date has largely been a matter of cutting the vegetation around the trees to reduce harmful competition from grasses and the remnants of allotment plants which thrive on the rich soil here. Now that the trees are established they should be more able to cope. A side effect of regular cutting should be to encourage some of the finer grasses and wildflowers, particularly on the rides and open grassy areas. Future management will concentrate on these things.
If you would like to help with any of these things please contact the Jubilee Wood trustees or Jed Bultitude (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Last week, on the 29th September, members of the Jubilee Wood Volunteers came to start clearing the old allotment area.
Things that were done:
The trees from the Queen's Diamond Jubilee woodland trust will be arriving in November. We hope to have the grass cut and the blackthorn cut back by November to be able to start planting.
We have started a photographic record and some of these pictures are shown below. Please click to enlarge.
We hope to see nature making progress here but we can’t leave it down to nature alone so please come along (even if you're not a member).