We had a Saturday session on 7th March as part of the Hyndburn Local Nature Reserve Weekend Volunteering Programme. A group of volunteers worked on the old hedge along Plantation Road which is part of the Peel Park & Coppice Local Nature Reserve. The hedge was in need of rejuvenation so some of the hedge was cut down to allow new growth to develop from the roots of the cut trees which will be healthier and thicker. Where there were gaps in the hedge these were planted up with mainly Hawthorn but also some Hazel and Crab Apple. Hopefully once these new plants have grown and the growth from the cut trees has developed then we should see a thicker, healthier hedge which will be an improved habitat for the local wildlife.
The Hyndburn Local Nature Reserve Weekend Volunteering Programme is being run in partnership with the Ribble Rivers Trust on behalf of Hyndburn Borough Council.
Above pictures by Russell Taylor: https://russelltaylorphotography.co.uk/