Many thanks to Andy for organising a pleasant last task for the WoodChips before lock down. Today the volunteers were out in the sunshine identifying and measuring some of the veteran oaks, beeches and chestnuts in Banstead Woods. These included an impressive old pedunculate oak that had managed to escape our attention before. Tree height, diameter and OS grid references were surveyed and recorded for RBBC.
Above, the team demonstrate one way to calculate the size of a tree. This one is eight vols (and one dog) long.
Besides Ordnance Survey grid refs, we experimented with the location app what3words and have included a couple which show the location of the trees in the pics below. You can find these trees for yourself using the free what3words phone app, which plots their positions on a map and guides you to their location.
Ideal fun while you're isolating!