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Oak Processionary Moth update

We reported on the Oak Processionary Moth last year, which can defoliate trees, especially oak. As far as we know, none have been seen on the Heath and the nearest outbreak was in Watford.  Contact with these moths should be

Posted in Safety, Trees, Wildlife

Storm Doris – trees suffering

This heavy branch (top photo) )was left across the track from Townsend Drive to the Ancient Briton as the result of Storm Doris. Our chainsaw was faulty, so we were reduced to muscle power and bow saws (inset).  As a

Posted in Maintenance, Trees

Watch out for caterpillars on oak trees

As you will probably know, there are a lot of oak trees on the Heath and these could be affected by the oak processionary moth (OPM) following an outbreak in Watford.

Posted in Trees

A grand spring opening

‘Sticky buds’ coming into leaf, with flower buds. Click on the left-hand image and move through the sequence using the arrow or right-arrow key The horse chestnut, which might be thought native to the British Isles as it is so

Posted in Photos, Spring, Trees

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Newsletter Spring 2017

A Guide to Beech Bottom Dyke
by Peter Burley
Poppies
June 2017
Now appearing on the Heath
Poppies, perhaps brought in with the soil used on the Lower Field after the sinkhole event.
Photo: PB

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