Thursday, 17 May 2012

Ponticum bash at Bryn Gwynant

Snowdonia has a bit less ponticum now than there was at the start of the week; thanks to the Snowdonia Society, a few local volunteers and a large work party of students from Capel Manor College, Enfield. The students are studying countryside management and one of their modules is ‘uplands’.  Practical upland experience near to north London is not easy to find so each year the college brings twenty or more students to Snowdonia for a week of work experience.

As well as tackling rhododendrons they also lent a hand to the removal of sitka spruce saplings to help the rejuvenation of blanket bog following tree clearance.

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