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jaybee

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Tree chopping
« on: July 25, 2014, 12:53:29 PM »
I walked along the riverbank today,passing Diglis river lock.Opposite the lock on the nature reserve side,there is a piece of land overlooking the river which will be improved,under the section 106 scheme,giving a pleasant seating area and a view of the river and locks.At present this bit of land has derelict buildings and is very overgrown,but I noticed today,that some attempt has been made to chop down one of the trees,but if work has started,then I'm a bit confused,because I've not heard about any schedules of work put in place as yet.

Perhaps someone is replenishing their woodpile.....?

Also saw a heron sitting on a branch overhanging the water by the old petrol basin....they always look so hunched up and glum. :(

Eco Warrior

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Re: Tree chopping
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2014, 04:25:04 PM »
Jaybee,

It looks to me that the cutting down occurred sometime ago, all the off cuts are very wilted and brown and the stumps look "healed" over. I also think it was done to protect the overhead power cables from damage by being bashed about by foliage. Probably the work of Western Power Distribution.

No heron to be seen this morning at about 9.00.

EW

jaybee

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Re: Tree chopping
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2014, 11:35:57 AM »
It will be a great area to sit and watch the river once it's all done.

Good point EW about the overhead cables;I didn't look that closely.