Swiftly letting in the light

A healthy group of Nature Forcers turned out in spite of the weather forecast on Wednesday.

After getting a thorough soaking the task was to transform a path through the wood where a tunnel had grown.  Trees on either side had formed an arch keeping out the light.  Also, some of the wood had become dense and several trees needed to be removed.  This then allows the remaining trees to flourish.

The off-cuts, or brash, is then used to form dead-hedges to line the route. These hedges take time to decompose and give shelter and dwelling places for a number of species.