A huge thank you to the volunteers for all their efforts today! The enormous pile of wood chips close to the heathland have been placed on adjacent pathways.
As part of our woodland tasks during 2013 MWVG have been working hard on the heathland area on three occasions this year to either cut back birch saplings, collect heather seeds or clear invasive species. The dates and times that they'll be meeting are listed on our events column on the left hand side of this page so please pop by and say hello if you're in the area. We'd love to see you.
Please visit our heathland page on this site for more information about the Restoration Project.
Improvements to the woodland pathways. In early Spring 2012 MWVG started a project to improve some of the well-worn pathways in the woodland concentrating on those that were becoming water logged in the wet weather together with those that had exposed tree roots. Here's just one example of how things will look.
All woodchippings for this project are supplied by Horsham District Council either from this or similar sites in the area. The chippings will of course gradually fade over time the longer they are exposed to the weather.
We're also planning to make use of the large pile of wood chips created by HDC during their last visit to the woodland to clear some more mature birch trees.
Himalayan Balsam....some good news here too - we're working closely with The Sussex Wildlife Trust and providing other local bodies with valuable pieces of information that outlines where the worst areas in the woodland are invaded in the hope of finally eradicating this invasive species - please see our Spring/Summer Newsletter for more information!
Our AUTUMN/WINTER NEWSLETTER 2012 is here.
This newsletter is mostly dedicated to some of the diseases that are attacking our trees, and looks at how to spot them and how to report your findings. Find out also why we're doing such a great job on the heathland area from Steve Delahunt (Horsham District Council).
If you would like to know more about what we are up to in West Chiltington, or perhaps might be interested in joining our monthly volunteer group that helps to protect the future of the heathland in Monkmead Wood.
Please telephone Amanda (West Chiltington Tree Warden) on (01798) 813229 or drop us a line by e-mail at email@example.com
Have you found anything ?
interesting or unusual in your local woodlands ?
or perhaps seen anything that might be of interest to people in the village and surrounding areas ? Let us know and we'll try to find a place here on the site so others can find out what's going on 'around our patch'