PBCG work parties – Jan 10th and 24th etc

Hello Slashers and burners

Am writing to invite you to join us on our Saturday working parties. We start this Saturday, 10th January and continue until end of March; every 2nd Saturday (i.e. 10th and 24th January, 7th and 21st February and 7th and 21st March).

We have reviewed the work needing doing against the NE implementation plan and have concluded that for the January Saturdays, at least, we should concentrate our efforts at the NW end of the Beacon (known as Areas 2, 3 and 5 and possibly Woodland Glade 1). This means we will use the lay by and car park just off the B4073 Gloucester Road where the track to Madams Wood houses starts. (and where the water trough for grazing paddocks 3 and 4 was).

The main work is brush cutting and cutting of young ash and burning. We are very close to agreeing that PBCG members can use glyphosate poison on ash tree stumps immediate at Catbrain Quarry car park and we will observe their practice and seek to follow it)

We will be on site with tools etc from about 9 am until about 1 pm. Please feel free to join us for as much of that time as you are able.

Best wishes for 2015

David Bishop

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