August 2018 - Tree felling

Tree felling had started earlier in 2018 with the Brickfields volunteer group bringing down the smaller trees and bushes that we were able to tackle.  This removed about 20% of the total cover mainly at the top end of the pond by the water inflow point.  Even this small amount made a great difference to the ponds ecology with an obvious increase in invertebrate life and bank side vegetation in that area during the next few months.

The main tree felling operations started in late July and took a week to accomplish.  Once the dredging contractor arrived their long reach machines cleared the trees ready for an industrial sized tree chipper that literally ate the trees whole.  Banking revetments and the dredging works could then begin.

Before | Felling | Dredging | Finished

August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
Inlet

August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
Inlet area
August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
Hand clearing top island
August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
Jubilee Road side
August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
Center island

August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
Jubilee Road side
August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
Deadly Nightshade found
August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
Jubilee Road side
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Before | Felling | Dredging | Finished

August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
View North East

August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
Outfall area
August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
Moorhen in tree whilst being felled
August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
Moorhen in tree whilst being felled
August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
Moorhens

August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
Moorhens
August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
Center island access
August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
Center island felling
August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
Center island felling

August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
Center island felling

Center island felling - Larger video

Center island felling - Larger video
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Before | Felling | Dredging | Finished

August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
Center island felling

August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
View South
August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
View East to Jubilee Road
August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
Ducklings
August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
Ducklings

August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
Outfall area
August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
View North to Centenary Lodge
August 2018 during restoration, click for a larger image
View North to Centenary Lodge

Eating trees - Larger video


Eating trees - Larger video

Chippings - Larger video

What big teeth you have - Larger video
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Before | Felling | Dredging | Finished

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