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8 November 2011

The fire blazed merrily all day and the heaps of old birch were soon dispatched.


Old birch being carried to the fire site.

The team have stopped for lunch and are being warmed by the fire.

Wigpool FC/GWT Reserve

Grid Ref SO653193


It was a dull and dismal day at Wigpool but that did not stop the Dean Green Team from enjoying themselves!

Firstly, we started the fire and then dragged masses of birch brush which had been cut in the summer to burn it off. Then we cut more small birch which continually invades the heath and burnt that as well. We are using herbicide on the cut stems to prevent the birch from re-growing as we want this area to become proper heathland.




Branch carrying


Lunch break


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