Scouts help to plant saplings

PUBLISHED: 14:29 16 January 2008 | UPDATED: 21:13 26 October 2009

A scout doing fencing work in the woodland

A scout doing fencing work in the woodland

SCOUTS and leaders from 4th Potters Bar spent a cold weekend learning about woodland management with Well End Scout Activity Centre warden Brian Templeman. During the course of the weekend, scouts planted hawthorn, ash and pine saplings, coppiced hazel t

SCOUTS and leaders from 4th Potters Bar spent a cold weekend learning about woodland management with Well End Scout Activity Centre warden Brian Templeman.

During the course of the weekend, scouts planted hawthorn, ash and pine saplings, coppiced hazel trees and fenced off newly coppiced hazels to protect them from rabbit damage.

Scout leader Richard Waterhouse said: "We use the Well End centre all year round, so this is one way the scouts ensure that the centre is maintained for future scout use.

"The work they have done here will go towards their naturalists badge and help the scouts who will be attending the Tolmers forestry course in the new year.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Welwyn Hatfield Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Welwyn Hatfield Times