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Case study Example - Veg Bash 2018

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Macclesfield Canal Society

Offside Vegetation Control 2018

Ashleigh Carden
Volunteer Team Leader, Canal & River Trust E: Ashleigh.carden@canalrivertrust.org.uk

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01/10/18 – 10/10/18

9km of Trent & Mersey and Macclesfield Canal offside vegetation cut to contractor standards.

Savings to the Trust of £82,000 in contractor fees.

20 volunteers contributing over 300 hours of work over 8 days.

640 trees <75cm dbh and 145 trees >75cm dbh felled.

22 bridge holes cleared of vegetation.

Improved navigation from Kidsgrove to Congleton.

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