Thursday, 19 April 2012

Tree Guards

Wednesday 18th April 2012

Our small group of volunteers, under the guidance of new ranger Vicky, set off to replace the wire guards around some laurel trees alongside the road up to the Stables.
The young laurels need protection from being nibbled by roe deer.

We began by first removing the old chicken wire protection, which had become inadequate for the job. Then we had to create individual wire cage guards, which were fixed in position with wooden stakes. Two new laurels were planted.

Installing new tree guards

Our task complete, we dug up some Western Hemlock to fill in the time until lunch.
Rain was forecast for the afternoon and being neither amphibian nor amphibious we decided to have an early finish.

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