Regular Spinney walkers will have observed a fallen beech tree after Storm Eleanor. Graham Dawson and his team speedily cleared and repaired the area to protect bluebells and a hedge. Worryingly, the beech tree had diseased roots and there was concern about a neighbouring horse chestnut tree which was severely cut back, leaving just a tall stump to encourage woodpeckers. The Spinney will be surveyed carefully to check whether any disease has spread.
Conservation Group, Hampton-in-Arden Society