Five volunteers braved this early rain threatening day in Grangemoor Park and were rewarded with a fantastic days coppicing of willow in the sunshine. The early layers were quickly removed as we set to some of the willow along one of the ditches in this fantastic and tranquil green open space asset.
Altogether we worked for a bout 2 hours and partially cleared a stretch of about 50 metres in length. We left some of the trees intact to allow some dappled shade along these seasonal wet areas. All the brash was stacked along the adjacent fenceline in a light dead hedge. There were definate signs of spring in some of the early flowering willow hybrids as the sap could be seen glistening from some of the coppiced stumps.
Ranger Alec will hopefully recover from his incapacity soon and we'll be able to run another event here before the bird nesting season.
Anyone can come along to Cardiff Friday Morning Project activities, but we like to know in advance so we can bring along enough tools.
The next event will be hedgelaying on the 18th of February and the site will be shown on the blog soon.
About Keep Wales Tidy's Tidy Towns' work in Cardiff
Hi, my name is Chris Partridge and I am Keep Wales Tidy's Tidy Towns Project Officer for Cardiff. Activities we undertake are often in partnership with Cardiff Council's Parks Department (both waste services and Community Park Rangers) and Street Cleansing. We have organised events for several businesses across Cardiff and is happy to accommodate future requests. For more information you can contact Chris on 07717 412 270 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org You can also follow me on Twitter for upcoming events @CardiffKWT