Monday, 28 February 2011

relieved oak!

In my last post I mentioned the young oaks that had been smothered by a rampant privet hedge and buried by builders' rubble.

The oak pictured on the left has become the emblem of the site for me. At present the site is crushed beneath bricks and concrete and native flora and fauna is waiting to be given its chance.

Here's the before and after photos following excavation!

The sense of relief from the poor little tree was palpable after its heavyweight and bruising quilt was removed. 'Let freedom ring'!

It was also given a 'makeover' with broken and twisted lower branches trimmed to give it this smart new look.

We're hoping that our small oaks will now go on to flourish in our stewardship of the site in the years ahead.

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