Clearing and planting at Lickey

What a glorious day we picked for our all day ‘Woodland Resoration Workshop’ on the Lickey Hills, where the plan was to help to complete the clearing of an area of woodland that had been thinned out, and then replant the same area with young trees, to restore the native deciduous woodland. To help with the task we had recruited a number of employees from one of our sponsors, Deutsche Bank, and staff and clients from Platinum Housing Care.

You can see the Woodland Manager checking out the area at the start of the day, but if you follow this link you will be able to watch its transformation. You will also see that we had the most amazing weather so we were able to eat our baked potatoes and beans in the sunshine (all cooked on site!).

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham arrived at the start of the day and spent some time helping to build and start our camp fire. (There is a pyromaniac in us all!)

The photographs in the link will show how hard all of our participants worked but the transformation was incredible and will rejuvenate this area of woodland allowing the bluebells and foxgloves to flourish.










Our thanks to Rangers Steve, Penny, Holly and Dave, and Debbie and Simon Needle for their organisation of this event on our behalf. On behalf of everyone, can we assure them that it was much appreciated.

Many of the people on site today have never experienced working outdoors, let alone cooking and eating out in such a beautiful woodland area.  Thank you all the Deutsche Bank staff and the clients and staff from PHC for embracing the physically challenging work today, but we are sure they will all agree that the result was worth it!  Well done everyone.

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