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15 February 2011

Small oak trees were left and the piles were tidied up.

The pond is in the background and the conifers will be removed spreading the heathland along..



Mallards Pike Lake

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We were by the top pond at Mallards Pike Lake where the powerlines go along the track. Evidence of the Forest of Dean Car Rally the previous weekend could be seen along the track. Our task was to remove the conifers and birch alongside little ditches to allow room for violets to grow for the butterflies. It was decided not to burn off the debris but to leave wildlife stacks which will encourage invertebrates and will be eaten down by deer.

Before work


After work


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