Volunteers needed: Help improve the habitat in Park Wood

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Talgarth Community Woodland Group – Habitat improvement at Park Wood

Starting 23rd September 2012 10am-4pm

 The Talgarth Community Woodland group has teamed up with The Woodland Trust to undertake some valuable habitat improvement work at Park Wood.

 The work

Woodland “rides” are gaps in the canopy cover due to access tracks and are a very important woodland habitat as they let light and warmth reach the ground yet are sheltered by surrounding trees. These open areas are extremely important to wildlife like butterflies, solitary bees, woodland plants and reptiles like grass snakes and slow worms.

The main access track ride at Park Wood has become overgrown with brambles and ash saplings along its entire length. The Woodland Trust have requested that selected areas of undergrowth along the track are cleared to create the warm and sunlit conditions favoured by many of our native species. This work will create a mix of open stretches and retained areas of dense growth, creating a much more varied habitat along the ride.

How to get involved:

The Talgarth Woodland Group is a community led organisation supported by The Green Valleys Community Interest Company and new volunteers are always welcome. The group undertakes woodland management to help improve our local woodlands for wildlife while generating a sustainable supply of woodfuel to help reduce carbon emissions. All tools and training are provided! Regular fun and informal task days are run throughout the Autumn and Winter.

Contact Cris Osborn to find out more: crispinosborn1@yahoo.co.uk

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