Volunteers work to aid woodland

Volunteers from Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Living Waterways Project have been busy thinning out woodland at a county dene.

The woodland at Rowlington Dene in Ashington, will shortly be having a makeover with the planting of bulbs and plants.

In preparation for the planting, the canopy formed by the trees needed to be opened up to allow daylight through to enable the plants to grow and encourage invertebrates, birds and small mammals to visit the area.

The dedicated volunteers are scheduled to dig out the bed of the stream to encourage normal flow back to the watercourse sometime during the spring.

Living Waterways is an Environment Agency funded initiative that aims to encourage residents to look after their nearby river and green spaces by managing flood risk, addressing water pollution and enhancing biodiversity.