Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust (LHCRT) were awarded £2,300 from the PEBBLE fund in 2020-21 to provide hedging along the line of the canal at Falkland Road, Lichfield.
The restored canal takes a new diverted route along Falkland Road, the relatively new Southern Lichfield bypass, due to development on a section of the original route. The project is aiming to plant a native hedgerow of hawthorn, hazel, blackthorn and dog rose, along the route of the canal to enhance habitats while the canal is being built.
The work was due to start in autumn 2020 but, due to COVID restrictions, was been delayed until March 2021 when we were able to visit to help start the first stage of the planting. The project will be completed by the autumn 2021.
Photo shows Chris Bull and Peter Buck from LHCRT with Caroline Cooper and Pete Aspley from South Staffs Water.
First planting day: March 2021
Second planting day: May 2021
Lichfield canal hedging project
Find out more about the project on the LHCRT website
Posted: March 2021
Updated: July 2021