Kent-Wildlife-Trust-day-smith-hunterA team of ten intrepid volunteers from DSH’s Maidstone office recently braved mud, brambles and blisters to help clear woodland for the Kent Wildlife Trust.

The team joined Trust Warden, Matt Hayes, at Cromers Wood near Sittingbourne to help clear Sweet Chestnut trees from the edges of ‘rides’ (or footpaths). It proved to be quite a challenge, and physically demanding, but the team worked hard to clear a 100m stretch.

Matt explained why the work is essential: “By clearing these trees, we allow more light in and create space for a greater variety of plant species to grow here, which in turn encourages more wildlife.

“Using the trees we’ve cut down to create a dead hedge also provides vital habitat for insects and small mammals, and the birds and other wildlife that rely on them.”

DSH’s Charity Co-ordinator, Ann-Marie Langley, was enthusiastic about the project. “It was great to be able to get people out of the office and into the fresh air for a change,” she said. “Although it was hard work, everyone stepped up to the challenge and got stuck in. We all went home tired, but extremely satisfied with our efforts.”

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