A while ago we were given permission to prune back some of the dead and lower branches of the trees along the Marine Way shared walking/cycling path. So, inspired by the RHS campaign to ‘Bring Back Beetles’ we decided to add a Dead Hedge behind our small wild flower patch, utilising the off cuts. Our three teams worked simultaneously. Graham led the tree pruning team, Elaine co-ordinated transporting the branches, with Richard, Linda and Mike, to the Hedge site, where Marion, Sheila and Gerry did the hedge building. It was amazing that 4 huge loads of branches and offcuts compressed into this project! Here are the results!
Any beetles may now book a place at our very own upmarket Hilton Premier Lodge!
(Thanks also go to EDDC Streetscene for picking up the last of the cut branches, surplus to our needs, to chip)