Leaves on the Line

Following the strong winds and heavy rain of last Sunday, Rangers and volunteers have spent the week clearing trees, removing hung-up branches and rebuilding paths in the Plym Valley.

A number of trees have been cleared from Plymbridge Woods including  two Sweet Chestnuts (pictured) which, for a short time, blocked the old Plymouth to Princetown Railway line.  Built in 1823, the line closed in 1916 and is now used as a footpath.

Noted for it durability and outdoor resistance, the Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa) removed from this site will be ‘cleft’ and used to provide fencing materials.

 

 

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