Sunday, February 5, 2012
TRAINING TO WORK ON THE RESERVE
Despite it being bitterly cold and trying to snow yesterday (sat) a brave hearty bunch of the Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve took part in a training session on the reserve with a senior Parks Ranger (James). The session included pruning in safety and tree maintenance work.
It was an interesting session and the Ranger in charge gave an excellent display in the correct method of pruning and an interesting talk on tree maintenance. He also went through basic pruning tool use and safety before testing those present.
WITH REGARDS TO SAFETY SOME OF THE KEY MESSAGES WERE ALWAYS ENSURE YOU WORK SAFELY, REMEMBER TO BE CAREFUL OF THOSE AROUND YOU AND TREAT ANY TOOLS YOU USE WITH RESPECT.
We all found it very worth while despite the cold. Thanks also to Kharlid Mahmood MP for popping along to the start of the session.
The FOQNR hope to hold more such sessions hopefully in better weather conditions latter in the year.