Our hardy Rangers have been out in the freezing cold and battling against the gusty gales to complete this year’s tree planting across the parkland. This project has been a part of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme which aims to improve the natural beauty and diversity of the countryside, enhance, restore and re-create targeted landscapes, their wildlife habitats and historical features, and to improve opportunities for public access.
From Spring onwards, with the lambs gambling around them, the Rangers will begin to erecting more tree guards. These structures help protect the trees from gnawing rabbits, nibbling sheep and chewing cattle. Our strapping young Youth Rangers lent a hand building these last year and made a bloomin’ good job of it too. Keep an eye out for them when you drive in and out of the park.
If you fancy becoming a Youth Ranger and getting involved with a range of outdoors projects then visit our park webpage for more info http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hardwick/things-to-see-and-do/page-3/