A little light pruning

Before the snow brought the country to a halt we had some clearing up to do down at Griffin Wood.

As we learned to handle the tools of the trade we brought some much needed rejuvenation to some of the trees in the mature part of the woodland.

Working back towards the trunk of long branches we trimmed some of the lowest. It was hot work, even on a cold December afternoon!

Having fun in the woods

Having fun in the woods

We ended up with a pile of logs and twigs that provide the perfect habitat for a huge variety of insects and small mammals. Which reminded us to head out and check on the hedgerow boxes.

Is there anybody home?

Is there anybody home?

There didn’t appear to be any takers for our natural hotels but they looked secure and ready for habitation. The boxes are on the margins of the newly planted area in mature hedgerows so we’re expecting some residents soon.

Some of the younger trees needed their “belts” fastening more securely in the replanted areas. But now every one of them is flexibly firm and ready to put on some good growth come the warm weather in Spring.

Getting a better grip!

Getting a better grip!

We’ve had a great time in the woods in 2009 and we’d like to wish you all a wonderful outdoorsy 2010!

If you want to know more about selecting, planting or caring for trees, check out the Mersey Forest How To guide…

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