Major Maintenance Day

We recently had to have Mark in; our trusted Arboriculturist as due to the number of storms we have endured in recent months, a number of badly damaged trees have had to be felled for safety reasons on our Home Reserve at Rochdale. Many thanks also to Bobby and Dexta for their help on the day with moving and stacking the logs; it was a long day...


Fear not, as removing these damaged trees will allow new growth on this Reserve, and much of the brash and logs have been stacked up to provide both shelter and warmth, hibernation, feeding and nesting areas to a miriad of our rescued creatures. The trees on the other five reserves have fared better with no such works required.


Due to the short window of opportunity we have on this particular reserve - due to the long-span of nesting season of the huge number of species using it; we will need to have all the maintenance works completed by the 3rd week in January when the grey herons in the heronry will once again be laying the eggs to start the 2018 nesting season.


In particular in the next couple of months, we are looking to increase the number of fir trees in the two copses on this reserve, so if you have a rooted Christmas Tree this festive season, please do consider donating it to Three Owls and we can replant it in order to provide food and shelter for the wild birds for many years to come. We can arrange local collection for trees up to around 6 feet in height (though will welcome any size smaller than that - the 12" ones donated three years ago are fairly shooting up now!)


Many thanks for your continued support.


Nigel

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