Today’s Task: Cutting back Blackthorn

Bradlaugh Fields task day 2 002

As the cows look on we tackle the spiny blackthorn suckers that invade the meadow from a small thicket. If not stopped by grazing, mowing or cutting, these thorny bushes would take over before long! In the past, traditional farming management meant that they were always kept at bay because of grazing by sizeable flocks and herds, by periodic ploughing up for growing crops, small-scale quarrying, gathering for firewood, or other such uses which social and economic changes have unfortunately diminished.

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