Friday, February 07, 2014

Work in Progress

Native planting used to screen new development.

Our latest planting project is a great opportunity to establish some pockets of native woodland with all the benifits that that brings and at the same time be utilised to screen a new farm development.

We have however intermixed a few Norway Spruce into this planting scheme to act as a nurse to help the main body of the planting establish. The Norway Spruce can then be removed once the other trees are large enough, this will allow more room for the remaining trees and create some 'natural' clearings.

 

This planting season has so far been a lot easier than last year; At this time last year we were having to make a daily expedition in the Argo to Lochanburn (Corehead). This year however so far we have been working on lower ground where we have the luxury of being able to park the vehicles right next to the planting areas. A recent trip to Lochanburn has revealed that the Bothy did not survive the gales before Christmas, the winds at that altitude on exposed ground must have been well in excess of 100 mph. A rebuild seems like a good excuse for a weekends camping in native woodland during the warmer weather!

Posted by James on 07/02 at 04:18 PM
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