Moorhouse Woods in Autumn

Today we were working at the National Trust’s Moorhouse Woods near West Rainton in County Durham. Despite having the A1(M) motorway running through it, this place is tranquil and peaceful. It also has the River Wear meandering through it and today we got the chance to see the glorious autumn colours here in full effect…

We weren’t here only to see the autumn colours though! We had a walk around today to see what needed to be done here in the near future. As well as general maintenance work, down by the River Wear we have some Black Poplar (Populus nigra) trees – significant here because these trees are at their most northerly range in England. We are planning on haloing around these, which basically means taking out some or all of what is located within a certain radius of each tree to allow it space to grow and flourish and releasing it from competition…

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Kate | National Trust

Kate | National Trust

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