DEAN GREEN TEAM

Wildlife Conservation Group in the

Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 October 2010

Further down the valley the large trees are being felled and burnt.
AFTER - a stretch of the bank has been cleared and the sun is out to demonstrate that the bank receives a good deal of sunlight.

BEFORE - this photo demonstrates the bank on the left hand side before we commenced work on it.

The seeding flowers at the bottom of the bank are Hemp Agrimony.

Greathough Brook, Piano Corner

Grid Ref SO622164

The team split in two. Some members removed the birch and gorse from a steep south facing bank to expose the underlying earth and rock as this area is a good habitat for the Woodwhite butterfly and this will clear the bank for them to breed next year. Other members were felling large trees growing near the stream in a boggy area to open it up for more heathland type plants.

 

 

 

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