12. Overtown Farm (2)
Ebworth agricultural land (Escarpment gulleys)
Owned by: National Trust
Funding : Fully funded by EA & GCC
Interventions and Measures: We coppiced Ash trees from two sections of woodland on the estate and used the timber and brash to “fill” two erosion gulleys. Trees selected were mostly on the edge of the gulleys and felled to allow light onto the woodland floor to encourage ground flora to develop to further slow the flow and reduce erosion. Increased quantities of dead wood on the woodland floor will lead to increased improved woodland habitat as timber becomes colonised by fungi and invertebrates, in addition to slowing the flow.
Working practice: Works were undertaken using woodland contractors preferred by the National Trust