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Creating a boundary hedge at Hunt Park

Submitted by Sally Schupke on Wed, 2017-02-15 00:00

A huge effort by our volunteers today in planting a very long hedge to mark the park's boundary on the Bramley side. Mike was very chuffed with all the hard work by our Mid Week Working Party.

We have now planted some 2500 saplings, so far, which has created over 700 metres of new hedge which is in " double rows ". Much better for nesting birds and wildlife in general.

Some of the trees and plants are :

Hazel, Field Maple, Blackthorn, Wayfarer Tree, Spindle, Yew, Black Poplar, White Poplar, Rowan, Crab Apple, Service Tree, Honeysuckle, Hornbeam, Whitebeam, Willow (Osier), Guelder Rose, Wild Garlic, Cowslips.

We were also delighted to see that our local frogs and toads are on the move getting ready to start breeding.