The Lancaster and Gurney Court Roads Wilderhood Watch Group launched a Save the Trees campaign during September 2018 in order to protect beautiful, mature trees that are at risk from de-vegetation processes alongside the railway line that runs along the backs of our gardens. The railway bank is home to a huge array of wildlife including foxes, squirrels, hedgehogs, rare birds, bats and many species of pollinator.
Since successfully negotiating with Network Rail to preserve our trees, we have spotted nesting bullfinches, greenfinches, and most recently, heard the calls of male and female tawny owls as well as barn owls.
Almost 70 residents based on Lancaster and Gurney Court roads got involved, and over 35 were present at a meeting held with local counsellors and National Rail in order to discuss how trees and wildlife might be preserved whilst allowing for essential track maintenance.
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