Just over 60 trees were planted in the newly fenced off areas that protects the beck from livestock poaching at the end of winter. Given the prolonged warm dry spell that immediately followed there was some concern on about their survival – but survive and thrive they did! We also trialled some new non-plastic tree guards made from cardboard which are lasting well so far. The new section is looking amazing with gravels clear to see.
In July we also carried out an electrofishing survey on both the new section of beck and further upstream and were extremely pleased to find a number of salmon fry in the upper section, along with eels and trout.