Path Clearance

Path Clearance – Sunday 1st August Childwall Woods and Fields, like everything during lockdown, was getting a bit overgrown, and a trim was well overdue. Brambles and nettles closed the paths on the bottom two fields while rhododendrons pushed across the paths in the woods. BUT our volunteers made short…

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Rhododendron Bashing 27th December 2020

Rhododendron ponticum is classified as an invasive non-native species as it destroys habitats and animals with its toxicity.  The Woodland Trust calls it  A devil in disguise.  ‘It may look pretty, but its effect on the landscape is significant’,  say the Woodland Trust in their article about invasive species.  They…

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Committee Maintenance Event 13th Sept 2020

Although we are not able to start our regular events just yet it was felt by the committee of ‘Friends’ that small group events could begin and we should start with a maintenance event and a team of committee members only. With our risk assessments in our pockets and hands…

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Litter Pick/ Conservation Event

On a beautiful day in the woods, the group of volunteers began their work.       Some of the team went off around the streets clearing them of litter while others concentrated on the woods.             Cutting back brambles at the entrance to the…

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Maintenance /Tree Planting Event 23/2/20

Although the weather was really too wet for the art event, the maintenance and conservation volunteers were not that easily put off.       The hardy volunteer team had the task of planting 60 Holly trees along the boundary of Childwall Abbey Road where there is no fence but…

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Japanese Knotweed Bashing.

It is not a secret that there are roughly 2000 square metres of Japanese Knotweed on the Childwall Fields. You may have heard that Japanese Knotweed is an invasive species which, if left unchecked will overrun the whole site before moving out into the surrounding roads. It has a reputation…

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Litter Pick and Maintenance Event 12/1/2020

The first event of the year got off to a brilliant start with good friends meeting and greeting. Friends have been keeping the woods clear of litter for years now and many residents take a black bag into the woods each time they walk there. This has reduced the amount…

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Litter Pick 8th December 2019

There isn’t much that will stop the army of litter pickers from clearing litter from the woods, but the December wind was just too fierce to risk litter picking in the woods. Did we all go home?  No chance.     We cleared the litter from the gutters and footpaths…

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