After the usual morning tasks such as hacking and looking after the nursery we went and planted some more indigenous trees to replace the pines. Jenny has donated a lot of trees for that purpose and, if they all take, there will be quite a forest there in the future.

Rob set about digging some holes and planting them with Ellie offering plenty of advice and encouragement, not to mention carrying huge logs to put around the new trees to protect them from inadvertent mowing.

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Keith in the meantime did what he does best and attacked the trunk of the pine tree. All branches have been removed and in good time we will cut up the trunk as well. I have some ideas for log furniture which might happen.

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First though we will shift our attention to cleaning up the main picnic site. This is quite a job but hopefully a few hours every Wednesday will eventually see it cleared.