Path Clearance

Path Clearance 23rd January 2022       Although our paths have been newly topped and our carriageway scraped, everywhere gets covered with leaves during autumn, and so the first maintenance event of the year was a good old clean up.   The carriageway was one of the targets of…

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Wildflower Planting

The carriageway has been scraped and all the leaf debris from decades has been piled and landscaped into a curved slope looking like it has been there since the time the carriageway was built. Still a little bare, it was agreed that it needed planting and seeding to naturalise it.…

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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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