Over the last three years LMP volunteers have cleared 0.9ha of scrub from this rich sward, which has seen the return of cowslips and orchids and increased butterfly recordings Previously, the work has been funded by MVDC and LMCT. The Trust has agreed a grant of £1200 to fund the LMP to clear the scrub in the remaining section of this valuable habitat and cut any scrub regrowth in the previously cleared areas this autumn.
Owing to the success of the last tree poppers that the LMP purchased they have made another successful bid to purchase two more for a total of £594. These are great tools enabling volunteers to pull out the roots of small trees, so no need to re-cut or treat with chemicals!
The Trust awarded a grant of £1350 to fund the training of eight LMP volunteers in the safe use of pedestrian mowers. This will help with the future management of many sites and make use of the mower that was donated to the LMP.