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Much of our work is to improve the existing heathland by controlling the spread of birch, gorse and bracken to enable the heather to spread. The cleared vegetation is usually burnt on site as this helps to keep the fertility low - the preferred state for heathlands. Any useful wood is converted to charcoal, firewood as well as beanpoles, pea sticks and besoms.

 

We are also working hard in the Community Orchard near Mare Barn - cutting grass and ever present bracken with scythes after wildflowers have set seeds. Similarly we are managing the various meadows through grazing and as hay meadows. We hope to continue to increase biodiversity through these management methods.

 















 

 

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