Tree Survey

During September and October, a band of dedicated volunteers spent a few hours each week on The Heath, recording all the 'mature' trees. The group, including members of Friends of The Heath and students from Knutsford High School, completed their task at the beginning of November, just before the leaves fell. They recorded more than... Continue Reading →

Tidying Trees

We are pleased to see the trees around The Heath are being tidied up this week. A group of tree contractors from Hereford are working their way round, removing the lower branches and dead wood from the limes. They have started on the Little Heath and the benefits are already clear to see. The trunks... Continue Reading →

Conservation Work Report – 12th September

Tuesday's work day was well supported by Cheshire Wildlife Trust volunteers and our local town's folk. The day followed the regular pattern of gorse clearing and nest box maintenance. Conservation Volunteers Volunteers at Work Volunteers at Work Volunteers on Knutsford Heath We put up ten additional nest boxes, and checked and cleaned the pre-existing ones.... Continue Reading →

Conservation Work Report – 9th May

Today we continued our work to keep the heather areas clear of gorse and tree saplings. It wasn't as backbreaking as last time as Adam, our volunteer leader, brought the brush cutter along with him. The main job for us was collecting what Adam had cut and stacking it out of sight. Unfortunately we cut... Continue Reading →

Conservation Work Report

Today, 21st March, we had yet another productive day with volunteers from Friends of The Heath and Cheshire Wildlife Trust (CWT). Together we cleared gorse, put up nest boxes and planted trees. In the morning we cleared some new gorse growth from the heather by the sand pit - though we decided it would be... Continue Reading →

Fantastical Winter Woodland

Go into the wood now and you'll see winter has transformed the trees into sculptures of some fantastical creatures. Are they Tolkien's Ents from Middle-earth perhaps or other friendly monsters? Squint your eyes and imagine how they might come to life when no one is watching. Kevin Griffiths

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