Woodland Working Groups – whatever the weather!
Our volunteers are always getting stuck in, even when it is pouring with rain, and our Brede Woodland Working Group is certainly no exception. With not one, not two but THREE new Working Group Leaders trained up recently, it is truly inspiring to see the passion and commitment of this team.
The overall objective on-site is to maintain a balance between trees/scrub and open grass/heath. The work the volunteer group is doing recently complements the work done by contractors, which this year has included coppicing mature birch and extensive mowing. We know from years of formal monitoring and general observations how important the open habitats are on the site, particularly for rare plants, so the tasks have real application in Brede’s management plan.
A massive thank you to the Brede group and all others who make so much difference to the Trust.
If you would like to volunteer at Brede, which is in the East Sussex area of Rye, then the group always welcomes new members. Please email SEVolunteering@woodlandtrust.org.uk to register your interest.
Words: David Bonsall, Site Manager for Brede and Anna Claxton, Volunteer Development Officer (South East)
Photos: Simon Casey (Woodland Working Group Leader for Brede)