MCT Activities in December 2021

Another useful leaf and twig clearing session on Sunday 19th December, this time just inside the Nelsons Lane gate.

Kathryn and Malcolm worked on the area for just over an hour.
An hour later – this massively reduces thick mud formation on the path over winter

Managed to treat fence with wood preservative on Friday December 10, so had time for clearing twiggy litter off of grass and paths, felling an excessively spindly overcrowded birch and trimming the ash tree on Nelsons Lane wrapping itself around a street lamp, all under a heavenly blue sky at about 11 degrees C on December 12th.

The Ash tree after an hour or so of trimming.
Mike and Kathryn after helping Malcolm clear twigs and leaves and just off tom fell a problem birch.

Kathryn and Malcolm started to repair the Nelsons Lane fence on Saturday December 4. They managed to get the 2 broken lengths of wood off, and measured up to replace them with new wood, hopefully on Sunday morning.

The 2 broken sections that were removed

November ended with a few very stormy days that brought down many twigs and branches onto the main Mayfields path. Not surprising that December started with clearing as much as possible off the path before it got trampled to much and turned to mud.

Twiggy derbris hetre.
Leaves raked off grass verge first before raking path.
Looking better after an hour and a half working in the rain