In the last week or so the foresters have been hard at work. They have cleared the trees from a wide strip at the back of the yews on both sides. It seems to me to have opened up the sky. The yews look much better without conifers behind them. Of course the Redwoods that Eric planted 40 years ago are just splendid!
And look who’s been out and about nearby!
The renovation of the trees in Yew Tree Avenue, Clipsham is complete. The trees look wonderful. Further work will be required in years to come. Euan the Tree Surgeon, says that the shapes can be improved once the trees have had a chance to grow after this first cut. So work will continue and further funds will be required. Please consider https://yewtreeavenue.co.uk/support-us/sponsor-a-tree/
an easy way to keep the work going.
The renovation of the Yew Trees is underway. Do go and have a look and bring your friends. The whole job will take about another six weeks. At some point the Forestry Commission will be cutting back the trees behind the Yews. This will allow more light to reach them, which will allow them to grow more evenly
Able volunteers from Castle Bytham participated in the litter-pick on the 23rd July in glorious sunshine. Their efforts will add to your enjoyment of the magnificent Yew Tree Avenue.
A gentle reminder to dog owners – there are bins for dog poo bags by the gate to the entrance to the car park. Please use them.
We had a wonderful morning today when 14 fantastic people came and filled the potholes in the car park with 5 tonnes of road planings that were donated to us. Thanks to Shirley Hope, Rachael and John Dawson,
Colin Ashpole, Brian Spiers, Patrick Candler, Sarah and Will Clarke, Kevin Holliday, Michael Airey, Cliff Bacon, Mary Johnson and Adrian Smith. Special thanks to Mary for the coffee and mince pies….Sue Thomas