Hawns and Dendles volunteering day

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 at 10:00 - 15:00

Passionate about our native woodlands? We're looking for volunteers to join us for a day of practical conservation work at beautiful Hawns and Dendles wood, near Cornwood.
This is the fifth of a series of volunteer days taking place on this special site. Due in part to deer grazing pressure, native tree regeneration has been challenging. During this session we will be making good meshed-panel tree shields helping to protect young trees from being munched! We are also removing redundant panels. The panels themselves are fairly bulky so we will be working in small groups to relocate them forming frames around the trees of interest.
In the event of poor weather we will be continuing the great work of removing plastic tree tubes.
The work will take place on Friday 8 March, from 10am to approximately 3pm.
How to get involved
An approximate 2km uphill walk is required to get to the work location from where we will park. The terrain is rugged so volunteers must be reasonably fit and sure-footed.
Dressing very warm and waterproof is essential as is sturdy footwear, such as hiking boots. All tools will be provided, but please bring a hot drink and lunch.
Register your interest by emailing Assistant Ranger Stuart Hooppell at shooppell@dartmoor.gov.uk  Places are limited but we will be running several activities over the coming months, so please do get in touch.
Some background
Hawns and Dendles is an oak/beech woodland found on the southern edge southern Dartmoor. Much of the site became a commercial plantation in the 1960s which was clear-felled in the mid-90’s before being purchased by Dartmoor National Park Authority in 1997. Since then the goal has been to encourage regeneration of the native trees.

Location: Hawns & Dendles near Cornwood. Meeting information will be provided when registering your interest.

Booking required: yes

Charge: Free