Second winter reed cut 3rd February 2019

2019 Reed Cut 2

The second day of reed cutting took place on a crisp, frosty morning at South Milton Ley and we were again fortunate with the weather and with relatively firm ground. The total area cut this year was extended to around a hectare. A great achievement and much the largest area cleared in recent years, especially as the accumulated leaf litter made the work much harder for both the reed cutter and the reed gatherers, particularly in the wetter areas nearer the sea. As we were about to finish the machine expired and has now been taken away for a well-earned service and repair.

2019 Reed Cut

A view to the south from the boardwalk showing the extensive area of reeds cut in 2019

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