Tree work by the Park Centre

Tree work by the Park Centre

 The recent storms have brought many branches down, blocking at least two of the trails, one in the forest and the other on Butser. The Rangers have all been chainsaw trained and can make short work of most windblown trees. Close to the Visitor Centre a large beech tree had suffered some high level damage leaving a potentially dangerous situation. For the first time on the staff we have a ranger trained in tree climbing, a specialist skill needing a head for heights and the right equipment.

James climbing the beech tree

James climbing the beech tree

 James, who is an apprentice here at QECP, soon got to the problem and the tree was made safe. Please do not try this at home!

The recent wet and windy weather has not been ideal for our visitors, or the Park’s wildlife, which both enjoy the late summer sun. However there are those who are making the most of the situation.

Large slug eating a worm

Large slug eating a worm

  Every morning the tracks and trails around the Park are dotted with huge slugs looking for easy meals such as this worm, or even worse dog dirt….           

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