On a site in Birmingham, we have been working with our client to prepare 41 hectares of land for a grassland translocation project, to save areas of scarce grassland before the land is redeveloped.
We have cleared the scrub vegetation from the donor and receptor sites, by using a flail and mulcher. Flailing is ideal for heavy duty cutting, and suitable for wet conditions, which is vital considering the recurrent rain.
The work will continue with the treatment of Japanese knotweed by spraying, as soon as the weather allows, as well as cutting hay from the receptor sites, and subsequent cultivations.
Once we have finished preparing the land, we will assist in the creation of the MG5 grassland, which will provide habitat for many species of wildlife including rare ground nesting birds.