This winter 22/23 Greenways has planted some 6,000 hedges and trees of a wide variety of indigenous species. At Aylesbury on the Buckingham Park link project, local resident Lucy Jones divided the work into 8 plots and arranged for local schools and youth groups to plant each up as their own.
At Shepton Mallet local resident Jane Harris, co-ordinated planting along the whole length of the field boundary fences as well as 7,000 snowdrops behind the newly rebuilt drystone boundary wall. Steve Turner and his group of volunteers also tackled hedge laying under the tuition of Alex Bown who has recently excelled at the National Hedge Laying Championship.
Also, at Shepton Mallet, Gavin Mayall and his enthusiastic group planted a further thousand saplings in the Community Woodland adjacent to our Somerset and Dorset Railway Path at Hamwood. In February, members of the same team installed 200 meters of Corten rusting steel flashings to seal off the exposed edges of The Bath Road Viaduct waterproofing.
Over on the Westbury and Easton Project the Easton Wildlife Group planted up the Little Croft privacy bund so that hedging and trees can get established before the actual path construction which is unlikely to start before 2024.