23rd May

It was agreed by everyone that today was an idyllic day in the wood. The weather was wonderful, blue sky, sunshine and warmth. Everything smelt fresh and there so many variations of green. The Twayblades were in flower and a small group of volunteers transplanted two small ash trees and two small sweet chestnut trees to a new location by the east entrance. This was in order to reduce the ever growing width of a path junction where a spring maybe popping up occasionally. Constructing a new path border was an act of sheer inspirational brilliance and a few volunteers should feel very proud of themselves! We continue to make really good progress on the path along the south east route, it is going to be extremely popular in the wet seasons. Everyone really worked hard today, almost as if they were compensating for next weeks bank holiday. Ken and I will be popping in to water in the new trees from the stream adjacent to them – what a really good task.

carving wooden stakes to fix the border in place
carving wooden stakes to fix the border in place
digging the area in which the new trees will be planted
digging the area in which the new trees will be planted
Two ash and two sweet chestnut trees - both have mature specimens near by
Two ash and two sweet chestnut trees – both have mature specimens near by
A well crafted and appropriate meander through a seasonally muddy patch
A well crafted and appropriate meander through a seasonally muddy patch

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