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.

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Good work morning on 9th March, and looking ahead

Six enthusiastic volunteers carried out a range of work during the Wapley Work Morning on Saturday 9th March. We planted 16 "bare roots" trees in the top corner between the Upper and Lower Paths:
4 Acer Campestre - Field Maple
4 Quercus Robur - English Oak
5 Tilia Cordata - Small-leaved Lime
3 Alnus Glutriosa - Black Alder

We also planted another oak that was donated to us in a pot, grown from a Frenchay Common acorn.

We then cut back encroaching vegetation around the main woodland paths in the Ancient Woodland and along the Ride, ready for increasing numbers of visitors as the weather improves. We even cleared a fallen tree that was blocking one of the pathways.

Our next two workdays will be as follows:

On Saturday 20 April there will be a Goose Green Work Morning, when we'll be undertaking reserve maintenance on this local grassland and wetland nature reserve in North Yate.

On Sunday 12 May we’re planning to do plug planting in the Orchard for the Future on Wapley Common and a general spring clean of tWapley Bushes Local Nature Reserve.

Please watch this space for further details.

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