We have finally burnt the last of the willow brash along the New Cut.
It is important to remove or destroy cut willow material as soon as possible otherwise even small branches can readily take root and grow again leaving an unmanageable willow tangle!
The New Cut will now be grazed by Highland cattle through the growing season to control the more invasive species dominating the river bank. After a few years we hope to be able to spread hay from our wildflower meadows and implement a summer meadow management.
Reserves Manager at the Kingfishers Bridge wetland creation project in Cambridgeshire.