Monday, 9 February 2009

New Borders are Coming Along Nicely


A massive thanks to all the great folk at Hackney Marsh Users Group - especially Steve - who is a fantastic friend of Leabank Square - for the heads-up on newly coppiced logs for our green!!!

Everyone can see that the borders are looking a whole lot better around the green due to the logs which are keeping the soil from eroding out through the rails.

The Hackney Marsh Users Group all volunteer to manage the woods, orchards & meadows all around Hackney Marshes. They can always do with new volunteers to help them out.

On Sunday - they started a new dead-wood hedge alongside the embankment below the Eastway Motorway. As you can see in the pictures above - it is a magnificent hedge which will encourage greater biodiversity along a very busy highway.

There is also a splendid example of a simple no-nails woodwork bench made out of the coppiced trees! These volunteers are highly experienced woodspeople - who love passing their skills & experience on to others. Please follow the links below to find out more about joining them as a volunteer.

In the meantime - thanks a whole heap for our lovely logs!!





2 comments:

Su said...

Hi Sóna

I saw your whole family out there in the rain doing this for us yesterday!!

Are you MAD?!

But thanks for all the hard work you're putting into making our green look lovely this summer again!!

Su

Linda said...

Steve to the rescue!! Sóna - please thank him when you next see him!

I met him at the festival - and I did promise to do some voluntary work - but haven't got off my bum long enough yet!

I saw the logs this morning - and it looks as if it's all taking shape.

Linda