18th July 2021 – Danbury Commons

A handful of us braved the hottest day of the year at Danbury Commons, primarily to undertake a Land Condition Assessment. This helps to monitor and manage the site in line with Conservation Performance Indices, and is an important part of the Trust’s work at Danbury.

We also litter picked a couple of high public footfall areas – where we were pleased to not actually find much! A couple of us also cut down invasive sapling silver birch trees – but working in the direct sunlight minimised that activity.

Whilst the weather impacted on what we achieved, our survey results were very positive about the health of the site, and an enjoyable variation to our programme of tasks.

Thanks to everyone for the commitment to the cause, and I hope suncreams were effective!


Essex & Suffolk National Trust Volunteers