The team has been back to Mourier valley recently to evaluate any losses and also to complete the planting of 100 Sweet chestnuts that arrived finally after a brief embargo on imports. Having scoured both sides of the valley checking every plant, we were especially pleased to only count 26 losses, from a total count of a thousand trees and shrubs planted we think thats quite impressive and certainly went beyond our expectations! Having left holes already prepared for when the sweet chestnuts arrived, it was simply a case of planting them and placing shelters as protection. Unfortunately whilst working through the valley we noticed a few previously planted trees and shelters had been tampered with, even finding a catherine wheel attached to one of them! If anyone is enjoying a walk through the area and notices anything suspicious, please get in touch with us or the relevant authorities. We plan to return to Mourier later in early summer/late spring for maintenance/strimming, hopefully the bracken won’t have taken over by then!