Lib Dem turns 'green' for day's conservation work
Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Tessa Munt has been giving
volunteers from the Woodland Trust a helping hand over the past
took a break from her preparations for the general election by
joining the volunteers for some tree-felling work.
Woodland Trusts Jon Burgess, who is Woodland Officer for
Somerset and North Devon, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We were
very pleased to welcome Tessa and had the opportunity to highlight
the work of the volunteers, and explain some of the environment,
local history, and importance and character of the woodland."
Spruces block out the sun and are being thinned in a bid to return
the canopy to native broad-leaf trees, which allow more light
and warmth to the forest floor so that woodland flora can be encouraged.
added: "I had a fantastic time working with the Woodland
Trust's volunteers and it was good to see different generations
working together for the future."
learned how to fell trees safely, how to stack the wood and branches
to encourage wildlife, and I saw some of the valuable work that
the Woodland Trust has already undertaken. I'd like to return
later this year to learn about dry stone walling."
will be back on the Mendips to do further work next Sunday (March
21st) and anyone who would like to help should call 01984 623999.