We have a new wildlife habitat on site that will help to reduce the amount of waste that we burn and support biodiversity.
We have created a ‘dead hedge’ along the riverbank opposite the Clubhouse. This will replace the aging wooden fence with a new habitat.
Insects and invertebrates love rotting wood and the dead hedge will be a perfect home for them.
Insects and invertebrates are a vital part of a healthy garden. They help pollinate flowers and crops, They eat pests and are food for larger animals (such as small mammals hedgehogs and birds), They also help to recycle nutrients and improving the soil.
The fence was created by our members on Community Spruce days using stakes pollarded from a tree in the wildlife garden, together with recycled fencing wire.
Members are asked to put their woody waste on the dead hedge rather than taking it to the bonfire area.