The hawthorn trees bounding the orchard had grown really high and were encroaching on the trees planted around the perimeter. They were taking out a lot of light as well so it was felt that the trees needed to be tamed.
The adult crew of volunteers were joined by 10 cubs and one beaver. No slouching or nipping off to climb trees these kids were really keen and got stuck in. In two hours we had really made a difference to the light and access and the beetles and fugus will benefit from the wildlife stacks created in the undergrowth.