Good mini-workday on Cawston Greenway

Just me and Graham turned out today and ripped out a load of Hawthorn trees snagged in a large Oak, close to where we were working on Sunday.

The Oak tree before we cleared the bank around it.

We had a problem with getting the fire started due to the matches being damp. We pushed a load of the brash up to the top of the bank to create a sort of shabby dead-hedge screen and left the rest in loose piles ready for throwing on the fire and burning on Sunday. I will get some new matches and kindling ready for Sunday and I will take care of finishing off what we started today.

The difference when we had finished cutting the trees down was fantastic. Loads of light coming in and hitting the ground. 

Working in a cutting got me thinking about the woodland feel that we are trying to keep to block out the view of the Western Relief Road, I think we can clear the banks a lot more aggressively and maybe try to hedge the top of the cuttings. People will never see the road unless they climb to the top of the cutting, and then they will see it anyway because the top of the cutting is pretty much the edge of the greenway. Maybe something worth thinking about for next season.

Looking forward to Sunday!


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Just trying to create a slice of wildlife and a place for people to chill out and meet new friends in this crazy world that we live in.
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2 Responses to Good mini-workday on Cawston Greenway

  1. Aaron says:

    Hi, Paul. Glad you and Graham had a good work day on Sunday. Well done! Sorry I wasn’t able to make it along.

    Would it be possible for the work days to alternate between the Sunday morning time slot and the Sunday afternoon slot? I am usually available to come along in the afternoon but know that others prefer the morning. I enjoy helping and I miss out being able to come along. Just an idea from an “afternoon” person…. Ha ha.

    Thanks for coordinating the excellent effort along the Greenway. I’m really looking forward to the spring and summer along the path. It is going to be an incredible area for so many to enjoy!


  2. Paul says:

    Hi Aaron,

    Nice to hear from you. I do try to mix up the times a bit, but you are right, the Sunday morning slot does seem popular.

    I willl bear in mind what you want and try and push a few out into the afternoon.


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