The Heathland Heartland volunteers were joined by three very hard working volunteers from Worldpay. The company, based in Team Valley, kindly allowed Anthony, Amy and Maria to join us for the day to undertake some heathland management.
PC’s and laptops were swapped for loppers and bow saws. Anthony arrived in shorts and braved it out all day up at Morrow’s Edge above Quaking Houses. He became a dab hand with a bill hook, pointing up stakes to help hold the dead hedge being laid by the other volunteers.
Amy and Maria were using bow saws to remove scrub and small birch which was encroaching on the heathland site and halting the growth of bilberry by shading out the area. Along with the heathland volunteers, the three Worldpay volunteers managed to open up several square meters, dragging and piling brash ready for burning. Their arms must have been aching arms the next day.
We would like to thank the Worldpay team for all of their hard work and look forward to hopefully hosting them again soon!
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