Diary Archive

Saturday, 16 November 2002 Surrey Task: Hedge Laying Course

Hedgelaying is a traditional method for producing stock proof hedges. Trees and shrubs which make up the hedge are "layed". This involves cutting almost all the way through the stem leaving a strip of bark so that the plant is still alive. New growth comes up from ground level along the "pleached" stem filling in gaps and thus becomes a living fence.

Please contact us for detail.

Tuesday, 12 November 2002 Bevendean Task: scrub clearing
Details: Bevendean is one of our most visited sites where we work under the Brighton Council ranger, Lisa Rigby. We will be continuing the programme of clearing invasive scrub from one of the few areas of chalk grassland within the Brighton boundaries. During spring and summer the benefits of our work are clearly visible with a vast display of wild flowers on show.

Thursday, 7 November 2002 Brighton Task: Committee meeting.

7-30 PM

Please come along and have your say in how the group is run. All welcome; we are always looking for new people to get involved in running the group.

Wednesday, 6 November 2002 Stanmer Park Offices Task: LeadershipCourse

We will be holding a Leadership Course on Wednesday 6th November at Stanmer Park Offices. The trainer is Dee Christensen from BTCV.

The course is free of charge and starts at 10 o'clock.

Tuesday, 5 November 2002 Temple Grove School, Uckfield Task: Clearing laurel in coppice area
Details: This is our latest outing to Temple Grove School, north of Uckfield, where countryside issues are an important part of the curriculum. We will be working on a site in the school grounds which is being cultivated as a hazel area for coppicing. Our job will be to cut back and burn the laurel which is threatening to stifle the new growth.