FINALLY REACHED A TOTAL OF TEN THOUSAND HOURS OF VOLUNTEER TIME WORKING ON MAYFIELDS SINCE MCT STARTED BACK IN 2012.
Malcolm cut the offcuts up in the composting area on the following Friday morning.
On 27th January Mike and Malcolm trimmed the trees overhanging the Yorkshire Water box on Nelsons Lane and a gtree overhanging the main path. Mike dragged the large felled branches up to the composting area to be cut up later.
We were delighted to have a new MCT member, Alan Marsden, join Kathryn and Malcolm on Sunday morning on Jan 23rd to help trim the guelder rose shrubs in front of the maturing Ash trees beside the main path.
Kathryn and Malcolm spent a pleasant hour and a half on Saturday Jan. 22nd removing another limb of the 4-limbed Alder beside the Nelsons Lane playground. It had to go to make more water/nutrients available to the 2 remaining limbs in extended periods of dry weather in summer. It was also growing into the adjacent tree.
Looks even better after adding another 10 bags on 12th January! That’s 39 in total so far.
Seemed to be working well so added another 5 bags of gravel on January 11th to widen both strips.
Kathryn and Malcolm were back out on Mayfields on January 8th, assessing priority jobs for the volunteers for the next few months. Top of their list was adding pea gravel to both sides of the main path at the Little Hob Moor end to provide a drier walking area with safe social distancing. They were back out with Louise on Sunday 9th to add 7 bags of gravel to each side of the path.
This is a lot better but more will be needed.