How the hours mount up

imageA little known fact: Since January volunteers have put in 208 hours work on Whitcliffe Common, that’s the equivalent of 30 days labour in just over two months. Among the list of jobs we accomplished before the nesting season starts were clearing a number of fallen trees, clearing rock faces of undergrowth as well as coppicing and maintaining paths.
The start of the bird nesting season means generally we switch to other duties like path strimming to keep them clear however we intend to have a clean up of the waterfall area off the Breadwalk and there remain two dangerous trees to be dealt with by experts. One is on the Whitcliffe Road where the top limbs of a big beech fell into an oak tree, badly damaging it. The other is an ash tree uprooted and lodged above the Ludford end of the Breadwalk.