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The terrible twosomes terrific tree trimming

2 GoodGymers made their way to help the Urban Green Newcastle in Newcastle.

  • Tanya Johnson
  • Debbie English
Sunday, 17th of September 2023
Led by Tanya Johnson

It was another wet start on day two of our Urban Green Double Header. Debbie and I arrived at Hodgkin Park wrapped up to face the elements.

The trees in the park were in need of some TLC. Cutting back overgrowth and new low branches to keep the lines of sight in the park clear.

Armed with loppers, shears and a saw, we made a start on the trees. Quickly piles of branches and brambles began to pile up, which needed to moved to the bushes at the top of the park to make mulch. Anji would be proud of the weighted hill repeats!

By coffee break we had cleared the trees to the right hand side of Metroland gate and were in need of the sustenance from ginger biscuits and coffee!

Despite it being just the two of us we were determined to get as much done as possible in the time available and even split up to tackle a tree each. Regulars at GoodGym Newcastle will know what a rarity that is!!

Time flew by and before we knew it was time to clear up. It felt good to step back and look at how much neater and lighter the area was. Check it out for yourself in the photos.

Join us tomorrow for a litter pick at Ouseburn

Report written by Tanya Johnson

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Anji Andrews
Anji Andrews
Sunday September 17th, 2023 15:15

Weighted hill repeats!! Oh yes!

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