Snipes Dene has been cleared of non-native conifers, and our task today was to plant out oak saplings (over 100!), 1 small beech tree, 2 hazels and 2 willows.
The first task was to load up the plant pots containing the saplings onto the truck and then it was off to Snipes Dene.
|Dave digs a hole|
The oaks were planted 5 to 10 metres apart, the beech was planted near to the road (well it was in a large, heavy pot!), the hazels were planted on top of a mound and the willows were planted near to the stream.
|One of the planted oak saplings|
After a quick lunch back at the Pontop shed we loaded up the final 34 oak saplings and headed back to Snipes Dene to finish off the task.
|Bugles (Ajuga replans) in Snipes Dene|