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21 January 2014

Edgehills Bog GWT Nature Reserve

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The heathland at Edgehills is a regular site for us as we continue with the birch clearance and herbicide application. The area is vast but the effects of applying the herbicide can be clearly seen now so we carry on to a new stretch of the heathland each time. There are good signs of large heather clumps appearing where we had previously cleared.

The weather was kind and there was no rain until we were about to leave and a large team turned out. It is amazing how much we can do - many hands make light work!







The small birch seen between the team and the conifers was all to be cleared and we completed this task by the end of the day.





The view from the conifers back along the heathland is now free of the small birch and we hope the herbicide used on the stumps works!

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