More Conservation Work at Gorse Covert Mounds

A busy day for Fairy Forest School helping out the Woodland  Trust, Friends of Gorse Covert Mounds and TCV.

Lots of rhododendron removed as well as unwanted birch on Pestfurlong Moss. The moss is naturally turning into a forest as its colonised by birch but we want it as a moss. A moss will sequester more carbon locking it away as the moss gets higher and higher whereas woodland tend to cycle carbon absorbing it and then releasing it as trees and leaf litter decays.

Lots of lopper and bow saw work as well as trying to pull Rhodi up by the root ball.

One advantage is we now have access to a great place for hide and seek!

Don't forget the big tidy up and Spring Clean on Saturday!