Willows a plenty!

In December around 360 willow whips/rods were planted along the River Crake at Penny Bridge over two sessions, firstly with volunteers and then with 18 Year 6 children from Penny Bridge Academy.


The rods were cut from two existing willow trees, snipped into 40-50cm lengths and pushed into the ground. The trees will help to stabilise the river banks, add shade to cool the water in summer and provide additional habitats for birds and invertebrates.

Nest boxes, made by Penny Bridge Academy’s Eco-Group were also put up on some of the older trees along the River Crake.