Hedge Planting 2023

After twice being cancelled because of snow, it was third time lucky for the hedge planting on Cecilly Brook nature reserve on 16th March.

Seven volunteers helped Mark, Senior Reserves Officer for Staffs Wildlife Trust, to plant native hedging whips including hawthorn, holly, blackthorn and dog rose at the top of the Thorley Drive meadow.

When established the hedge will provide a natural corridor for wildlife as well as providing shelter and food. Hedges also sequester carbon and help mitigate flooding.

The recent wet weather should help the whips to get established.