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Topic - Harrison’s Rocks and the Sandstone Volunteers Group

Bob Moulton - on 19 Sep 2012
The annual Sandstone Volunteers’ Group meeting takes place in the bar at Bowles Rocks on Sunday 30th September 2012 at 6:30pm for 7pm. Food is provided by the BMC - buy your own drinks.

Harrison’s Rocks is about to undergo a period of intensive work to manage the tree cover on the lower slopes which over the years has increased to such a point that the crag condition is suffering. The canopy has thickened to the point where in places, sunlight and air movement – essential to keep the crag dry - are severely restricted. We also plan to repair/replace many of the revetments below the crag by using the wood from the felled trees to slow down the relentless wear by footfall and weathering.

A woodland management plan, agreed by the Forestry Commission, to reduce the canopy in phases over 10 years and remove non-indigenous species is about to start this winter. The cutting will be done by professionals but we need volunteers to help us with the many other aspects of the work.

Work is also planned this winter at Stone Farm, High and Bull’s Hollow Rocks.
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