Malvern Hills Trust is highlighting the valuable work of their staff this Christmas - The Malvern Observer

Malvern Hills Trust is highlighting the valuable work of their staff this Christmas

Malvern Editorial 5th Dec, 2023   0

MALVERN Hills Trust is using the festive period to highlight the valuable work of their rangers and staff who care for Malvern Link and the Commons.

Each day of the Advent in the lead up to Christmas, the trust will showcase the work of their staff through information and photos on social media.

Day one focused on the work of the warden team who are out and about every day along the trusts areas.

Day two saw their staff member Andy out mapping grazing compartments using GPS.

Andy mapping out a new grazing area for the hills’ Highland Cattle. s

The trust cares for many lowland commons as well as much of the Malvern Hills ridgeline. The Old Hills, Callow End are grazed by Highland Cattle and a new grazing area is being mapped ready for spring.

On day three, Neil was showed tending to trees on Malvern Common. There are lots of older trees dotted around the landscape which need attention. The field staff member pollarded willow trees to extend their life.

Neil pruning willow trees as part of the pollarding process. s

Pollarding is a process of pruning trees to smaller than they would normally grow in order to keep them healthy and extend their life.

The willow trees managed by the trust have been maintained this way for many years.

Visit to keep up to date with the trusts Advent calendar.

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