This site, originally Lincolnshire County Council's tree nursery, is now managed as a community woodland. It's a small site but with plenty of trees, an orchard and a small pond. There's a network of wide rides and our main job today was to cut back encroaching scrub and small trees along the edges of these, to both benefit visitors and let more light in to favour woodland edge plants.
It was a cold day but bright and we were treated to beautiful views of frosted trees and grasses on the way out to Horncastle. Matt Davey from the Council met with Julian and me just before 10 o'clock to explain the work, having helpfully marked the trees needing removing. Additional jobs included hedge trimming around the car park and removing some overgrown willow.
With a good turnout of 12 volunteers we completed the work on the rides and car park and made a significant dent in the willow. All cut material was tidied away in piles in the undergrowth.