The sun shines on the righteous, and it certainly shone on all of us at the Lickey Hills today! Twenty staff members from Deutsche Bank’s Birmingham offices returned to a woodland area that they have been creating. Today’s visit was to remove brambles, self seeded saplings and unwanted shrubbery. The previously planted trees were now established enough to have the ‘rabbit shields’ and stakes removed, creating a natural hazel coppice.
After a safety briefing and some instructions everyone set off to clear as much of the bramble as they could, and by lunch time most had been removed.
Lunch consisted of baked potatoes and beans cooked on an open fire, hot drinks and fresh fruit – as well as the odd Kit Kat!!
There are lots of photos of everyone hard at work via this link, and a small album showing the massive difference their work made from ‘jungle’, to clear sight of the tree guards, to finally….natural coppice! It is hard to see the difference you have made when you are standing on site but I think once they see this ‘before and after’ album they will realise just how much they achieved.
We hope they all enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed hosting them for this event. Our thanks again to Deutsche Bank for their continued support and we look forward to working with them at Lickey and some of our other sites around Birmingham.