Choking Ivy removed from historic graves.

Our thanks to the committee members and volunteers who turned out to help remove the Ivy from some 0f the historic graves near the Chapels last weekend. We are only able to do this at certain prescribed times each year as the Ivy provides nesting areas for some of our beautiful birds from the spring onwards. A special thank you to the volunteers from Alvechurch who gave up their time to help committee members.

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Transformed……from the overgrown view on the left to the cleared area on the right!!

The sad news is that this needs to be done often and it only seems like yesterday that it was cleared before!  Our thanks again for everyone’s efforts.

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One Response to Choking Ivy removed from historic graves.

  1. Sarah Courbet says:

    Hi. We have an volunteer expert in clearance of ivy and graves so we are very lucky. We let the owners know, Birmingham city council, we are clearing so they are aware. We work with them on many projects. The graves are very very old so even if owners are around I believe they would be very grateful. We are meeting tomorrow so I will ask for further tips for you. It’s hard work. Great team work. And incredibly rewarding. Oh. And don’t do it when birds are nesting or about to. And keep cuts clean… Rats are abundant at night in these environs. Good luck!

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