P R O J E C T S
We've worked with Derbyshire County Council, National Trust, Cromford Mill, Parish and Town Councils, Bolsover District Council and a number of community groups. Our work includes maintaining trails and country parks, tree planting and installing benches.
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Tree Planting at Creswell Colliery Pit Tip
We are currently in the middle of a 4 year planting program helping to deliver the creation of a community woodland space at Creswell. Located on the old pit tip, we are planting 27,500 trees on behalf of Bolsover District Council to create an accessible woodland for all. We are planting a variety of species across the site to provide a broad range of habitat and biodiversity in a strategic arrangement to allow views to key local landmarks including Creswell Crags, Sherwood Forest, and the model village in Creswell.
Tree planting at Over Haddon, Bakewell
This winter we were engaged by a private land owner to plant a shelterbelt woodland comprising of four tree species: Wild cherry, Common hawthorn,Silver birch and Rowan. This shelter belt is to provide cover for livestock on an otherwise exposed site, and adding important variety into the local landscape. We were able to advise the client on planting positions, orientations and species selection to suit their needs and environment.
Grin Low, Buxton
On behalf of Derbyshire County Council, as part of our contractual annual work, we have undertaken a weeks worth of fence line clearance around Grin Low in Buxton. DCC are aiming to revert some of this young woodland into pasture and grazing. As part of this project BWE have been clearing the way to allow Derbyshire Rangers to erect new fencing around the area. Steeps slopes, snowy skies, and cold winds made for a very atmospheric and enjoyable location.
Installation of Information board, Youlgreave
As part of our continued partnership with Youlgreave Bankside Community Garden, our workshop team created a bespoke interpretation board which we installed on site. A weatherproof panel mounted on a sycamore slab and larch legs means this interpretation panel will provide information about the garden to many years worth of village children and visitors.
Tree nursery at Palterton
BWE currently has three plots at Palterton allotments where we grow our own tree saplings from seed. Both the polytunnel and seed tunnel are used to germinate seed, which is then transplanted into our raised beds. These high beds give good access to our team members to allow for weeding and watering. We can supply a number of different species of trees in exchange for donations. Trees that remain in the beds for more than a year are transplanted into the floor to be grown on as standards. We also grow vegetables which our team members have access to, to promote healthy eating and education about personal welfare. We have just expanded a plot to include soft fruit and grape vines.
Fence and step repairs, Youlgreave
In March last year BWE undertook a large renovation at Bankside Community Garden. We replaced the post and rail fencing along the steep drop into Bradford Dale and the Limestone way as well as a number of steps around the garden. We shored up the eroding footpath and steps down into the garden to provide a viewpoint over the dale itself. A particularly hard site to access, especially with so many wooden posts, rails and bags of concrete, the team worked extremely hard carrying around one tonne of materials 250m through the winding access to site.
“Woodlands are a very important part of his life. He loves going and this has brought him along. Carry on doing the great work you do, thank you.“