Little Copse update.
Despite lockdown and Covid we’ve had a really busy time at the Hall!
Did you know that the Hall is a charity and owns the Rec and the Village Green on behalf of all of us in Beech? In many ways the Rec and the Green have looked after themselves over the years with the occasional hedge trim and mow. But this summer we had a rude shock. The terrible Ash Dieback disease had swept through Beech which will lead to the slow death of our beloved ash trees. We discovered we had total of 31 trees that had to be felled for safety reasons. And it’s not just our trees.
The Forestry Commission and property owners have been felling trees where there is a risk of branches falling on passers by.
After the initial shock we realised that we wanted to replace the diseases trees with alternative woodland specimens. And that’s what we have done. There has been an amazing response from the village.
A hard working band of volunteers have helped clear the felled trees, people have kindly taken logs and there has been a huge financial response with over £4000 raised to help pay for the project with tree dedications and donations for the logs.
10 days ago young families planted the new tree whips. We all had a lot of fun and so good to see young people connecting with nature. In years to come we’ll all be able to enjoy the fruits of their labours…!