Ten of us met Dan, the Ranger, in the main car park at Lyme today.
He took our rucksacs and tools to the worksite in his vehicle and we all walked to where we would be working, which was past where the MNTV 30th anniversary oak tree is planted with it's tree guard and plaque. We were pleased to see that the oak is growing well:-)
We were working quite far down the main drive, in fact it was at the first wooded area on the right as you enter Lyme Park just past the entrance kiosk.
|The fencing before we started removing it|
|Work in progress|
|Making a difference|
By the end of the day we had removed all but 4 of the wooden posts (the ones left were hard to get out so were going to be chain-sawn off later by the Rangers). We'd also taken out a couple of gate posts with the help of the tractor, which also helped us clear the whole site afterwards as Dan used the tractor to do many trips to the Rangers store, taking all the posts and fencing, for recycling/disposal later.
|The tractor helping to remove a gate post|
|Stopped for lunch!|