Mar 09 2019

Upgrade to Willow Arch at Gorse Covert Mounds

Many thanks to Jan, Lynn, Daniela and Stephenfrom our Friends of Gorse Cover Mounds group for all the hard physical work replacing the willow in the willow arch at the Gorse Covert Mounds site, near Warrington, as well as making a new willow dome. The willow had mostly died in the extreme dry conditions last summer so a complete replacement was required. The new willow stems are thicker than last time and initially I think it looks like we’ve done a better job but we have to wait to see how well it lasts. For the willow dome this is a first attempt and we may need to go back to do a little trimming and tying back but I think it is nice to have another point of interest on the top of the hill; fingers crossed that it will be loved as much the willow arch has been.

 

Nigel Balding, Group leader, Friends of Gorse Covert Mounds

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