The Friends of Roils Head
Roils Head Moor
next to Bridleway Hx 548
(at the top of Broadley Road and Rye Lane)
1.30pm – 3pm
Saturday 2 December 2017
The FoRH (with Calderdale MBC Countryside Team) will be planting a Woodland Trust Tree Pack along the moor side of the Bridleway. To create a natural hedgerow and to establish more food sources for wildlife in the area. Creating a living legacy for future generations.
All are welcome to come and help!
Please wear appropriate clothing.
The Friends of Roils Head (FoRH)
The aims of the group are to protect, conserve and enhance Roils Head Moor as a place of recreation, education and enjoyment for the long-term benefit of all sections of the local community and schools.
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St. Ive’s woodland at Bingley is undergoing a great change as all the Larch trees are being felled.
Many of these were planted en masse so it is leaving swathes of open areas. They are being felled because of Phytophthora ramorum disease, which was only found in the country in 2002 but since then millions of (mainly) Larch trees have had to be removed.
Beech are affected by this disease in Todmorden park and I suspect throughout the valley.
The contractor said there would be re-planting at St. Ives but didn’t say with what. Let’s hope there is some design to it, so that it may eventually resemble a woodland.
At the moment it is a vast improvement, as all the unthinned mature Larch were a gloomy sight. Does it need any re-planting?