Gorse management on calcareous grasslands

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Gorse cutting on Cowden Hill above Godmanstone 2022

Gorse cutting on Cowden Hill above Godmanstone 2022

Gorse cutting above Godmanstone 2022

Gorse cutting above Godmanstone 2022

After we had finished the first day

After we had finished the first day

we used the Rapid Euro and flail to cut the gorse regrowth oin White Horse Hill at Osmington.

we used the Rapid Euro and flail to cut the gorse regrowth oin White Horse Hill at Osmington.

We cut the gorse to the east of the head of the Osmington White Horse in 2021 and a firebreak to the west of it in 2022.

We cut the gorse to the east of the head of the Osmington White Horse in 2021 and a firebreak to the west of it in 2022.

We used the BCS and the Rapid Euro self-propelled machines to cut the gorse and bramble on the ancient settlement above the Giant  at Cerne Abbas.

We used the BCS and the Rapid Euro self-propelled machines to cut the gorse and bramble on the ancient settlement above the Giant at Cerne Abbas.

Gorse management in west Dorset - a before picture

Gorse management in west Dorset – a before picture

an afterwards

and afterwards