2005 Site Preparation

Conservation Area Site Preparation December 2005

Photographs: Peter Land

Contractors were used to clear massive quantities of bramble, helping to prepare the site for replanting in 2006.

Before any work could be carried out a survey was conducted to check for badger setts. All the fur proved to be from rabbits.

The kissing gate had to be removed to allow machinery in.

Machinery and strimmers were then used to tackle the brambles.

The only practical method of disposal was burning.

We did a follow-up survey to check for services and debris from former uses. The many large rabbit holes were marked to avoid broken ankles.

The fully prepared site can be seen here.