St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

13 Jan

Eco-Active Day: Woodland Improvements – Thinning

Sat 13 Jan 2018 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

St Nicks Environment Centre, Rawdon Avenue, York, YO10 3ST

Woodland thinning
Woodland thinning

Meet at the Environment Centre for the first Eco-Active of the new year in which we turn our attention to woodland management. We will continue our thinning works by felling some of the struggling trees from areas of closed canopy to open up light and space to the woodland floor. This is part of our 5 year thinning plan working to develop the John Lally Community Woodland planted 20 years ago. Although we are cutting trees down this is not to kill them but to cause the trees to regrow vigorously as multi-stemmed coppice which creates a diverse structure, age and size of woodland species. Increased light levels will allow the woodland floor to develop with native plants to support a greater range of wildlife.

You can be part of this exciting process by volunteering your time and energy on the day or by joining our regular volunteers. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Who is the event suitable for?
Anyone who’d like to have a go at volunteering, meeting new people and enjoying the outdoors while doing something useful as part of One Planet Living. Families and younger people are welcome – there will be a range of tasks for all ages. Please note that under 18s need parental consent and under 13s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Free entry

 

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