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Capita team volunteers at the Forestry Commission

A team from our Intelligent Communications business has recently volunteered at Watchwood Forestry Commission near Calverton, Nottinghamshire to help clear the undergrowth.

Watchwood is a local area frequented by ramblers, bird watchers and cyclists.

Our team of eight volunteers from across the business, started the day by removing wild Rhododendron bushes from three large areas, as these prevent indigenous vegetation from growing on the forest floor.

Once cleared, the removed foliage was then used to cover the unofficial man-made cycle tracks which the Forestry Commission don’t approve of. “It was amusing watching the cyclists coming up the path and then realising they couldn’t go any further” said Caron Wilson, Project Manager.

Later in the day the team did their own spot of bird watching as they discovered a Robin’s nest with new born chicks in it, so work in that area had to stop. Mother and babies were fine considering all the noise and disruption around them.

All in all, the team had a very rewarding day and were even lucky with the weather!