Wood Management on the Trent & Mersey
The Mercia Volunteers were at work again on the 9th of November. The Canal & River Trust had marked a number of small trees in the wood opposite the Marina for taking down. The wood had not been managed for some time to the detriment of new growth and light and air getting to the wood floor. It was a beautiful day and, with Stuart Collins from C&RT working alongside the group, huge progress was made. The smaller cuttings were built into habitat piles; the larger wood sawn into manageable pieces and left beside the towpath for boaters to collect.