Welcome to the Carding Mill valley and Long Mynd. An upland plateau owned and managed by the National Trust. Full of steep valleys and precambrian rock, the Long Mynd is part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering an area of nearly 5 sqr miles
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Hawthorns On The Hill
Members of the TTF worked with Isabel and Richard today to plant hawthorns on the hill. This was a very lengthy and tiring task: first the trees, stakes, guards, and tools had to be taken up the very steep hill.
The next job was digging holes for the stakes and the trees, then planting the trees
The posts were then hammered in.
Next the tree guards were attached.
Everyone had their jobs, and the trees were planted in record time, although maybe that was due to the snow!
The guards will be removed in the spring when the trees are established.