Saturday, 17 November 2012

Gorse Control

It has been a splendid day on Gibb's Island, a property of the National Trust on Strangford Lough, adjacent to Delamont Park, County Down.

About ten of us were burning gorse bushes, which had been cut earlier in the week. We lit two bonfires.

Cheese & onion sandwiches were the order of the day for Timothy Belmont today, washed down with English Breakfast tea.

Prior to departure, we checked an oak sapling which we had planted in the summer, affixing a protective cover round it.


Anonymous said...

I would guess that you are soon going to be busy digging up and burning all the diseased ash saplings that the NT used. Why don't they use local plants? So easy to grow and much better biosecurity.

Timothy Belmont said...

A very good point. I'll make inquiries.