Tree Health at Tanyard Pond

When we were working at Tanyard Pond recently, I noticed that one of the tall mature Beech Trees near the entrance was showing signs of fairly advanced internal decay This has since been confirmed by a local Mycologist as being Meripilus giganteus, a species of fungus which can attack the root crown and can make the tree…

HCG Committee Minutes 08 October 2018

A record of the committee meeting held 8th October 2018 Minutes of Horley Conservation Group (HCG) Meeting 8thOctober 2018 6.00pm Monday 8thOctober 2018  Trinity Oaks CoE Primary School Present: Kevin Lerwill GGP (KL), Bill Chaffe-Secretary (BC), Simon Marshall HTC (SmM), Judith Walker (JW),  Trevor Walker (TW), ), Mike Botcherby (MB), Maggie Heisse(MH), Catherine Baart (CB), Jan…

Minutes 08 October 2018

Draft minutes to be approved at AGM 2019 – date to be confirmed Minutes of Horley Conservation Group (HCG) Meeting 8thOctober 2018 6.00pm Monday 8thOctober 2018  Trinity Oaks CoE Primary School Present: Kevin Lerwill GGP (KL), Bill Chaffe-Secretary (BC), Simon Marshall HTC (SmM), Judith Walker (JW),  Trevor Walker (TW), ), Mike Botcherby (MB), Maggie Heisse(MH), Catherine…

The Art of Scything – Summer 2018

A one day course on Sussex Woodland Trust land After tuition we attempted to mow an area that is hopefully going to promote a wildflower meadow. The technique is not as easy as it looks but it was good fun attempting to wield the scythe properly, hopefully I can practice on other sites if I…

HCG Spring 2017 Update

A summary of the activities during the early months of 2017 A new year has begun and nature has all of a sudden burst into life. This has meant that the members of the HCG have had to do much the same!! The year started with Rhododendrum and undergrowth clearance in Langshott Woods followed by…