Wapley Bushes Local Nature Reserve, near Yate and Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire.


The Nature Reserve is run by the Wapley Bushes Conservation Group, a small group of volunteers.

Monday, February 19, 2024

Wapley tree planting morning - Saturday 9 March

 

For our Wapley Bushes tree planting work mornings this winter, we are planting a range of broadleaf species to replace some of the tall trees that were cut down due to ash dieback disease, We will be planting them towards the top of the Ancient Woodland, where the Upper and Lower Paths join. As usual there will also be a variety of lighter tasks, so something for everyone.

Meet at 10 am at the Shire Way entrance to the woodland, south Yate, BS37 8US. Please wear stout footwear and bring gloves if you have them. If not, we’ll provide gloves that you can keep until the next workday – as a COVID precaution we’re not sharing gloves.

Please come and join us even if you haven’t been before. You can bring your own tools - for example a spade if you've got one - or if not, tools will be provided. Everyone is welcome, though children under 16 will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Sunday, February 04, 2024

Wapley work morning - Sunday 18 February

 

Due to the very wet ground conditions, it may not be possible to get vehicles up carrying the strimming equipment to prepare the ground for tree planting on Sunday 18 February. We will now be doing all the winter planting on Saturday 9 March.

We still have lots to do on Saturday 18 Feb. Our main task will be to cut back overgrowth around the fruit trees at the bottom of the Lower Meadow, adjoining the bug hotels and if necessary behind the seats on the woodland edge of the Common.

Meet at 10 am at the Shire Way entrance to the woodland, south Yate, BS37 8US. Please wear stout footwear and bring gloves if you have them. If not, we’ll provide gloves that you can keep until the next workday – as a COVID precaution we’re not sharing gloves.

Please come and join us even if you haven’t been before. You can bring your own tools - for example a shears, a rake or or secateurs if you've got them - or if not, tools will be provided. Everyone is welcome, though children under 16 will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.