On Sunday 11th December, the wood hosted its first Volunteer day with the Hazel Hill Trust Volunteers. Six volunteers joined two members of the Hazel Hill team for a day at the woods, conducting various conservation tasks.
We started the day pinning mulch mats around the Douglas fir saplings in the North of the site. The purpose of this was to supress weed growth around the new saplings and to therefore improve their growth. The volunteers did a fantastic job, locating over 150 saplings.
After lunch, with the essential tea and biscuits, we moved on to extending the length of woven fence around the main buildings. The day was a huge success, with good weather, good company and some good laughs.
On behalf of Kat and myself, thank you to all those who took part and we look forward to seeing you all back at the wood soon.
We are pleased to confirm that the next Hazel Hill Wood Volunteer day will be on Friday 3rd February, 10:30am until 3pm. We welcome any new participants to this event, and look forwards to seeing some familiar faces back again soon.
If you would like to register for this event please contact Kat on 07787 157025 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy new year to you all,
(Woodland Ranger at Hazel Hill Trust)