Thursday, 17 November 2011

Leaf Clearing on The Avenue

16th November 2011

Well it’s that time of year again; time to rake up the leaves that have fallen this autumn. This year our job has been made a little easier, as a few days ago machinery had been used to clear up much of the leaf fall on The Avenue and our task was to clear up the remainder. Well that was the theory.

Dave with leaf blower
 Armed with petrol driven leaf blowers four of the group blew leaves into piles and then the rest of us raked them up and put them into large sacks.

Rakers at work

More rakers
The sacks of leaves were then deposited onto the leaf pile where they will form compost.

Emptying the sacks of leaves
Up to their knees in it!

Once again we were blessed with fine weather and the sun shone.
The sun shines on The Avenue

The result - an improved vista and a much improved visitor experience.

The leaf pile.

However, not all the trees have shed all their leaves yet, so no doubt we will be back again in a few weeks.

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