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Good things come in trees

Earlier this week the tree planting programme began at the Model Boating Pond. Approximately 186 trees and shrubs are to be planted across the Heath to replace trees which were removed in February 2015 to build the scheme. These are … Continue reading

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The completed scheme – Highgate Chain

Now that the construction element of the project has finished, I thought a post describing what has happened at each pond, along with an explanation of how these works improve dam safety, might be useful. In this post I will … Continue reading

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The grass is always greener

As the construction element of the project draws to a close, we can now start to see grass shoots appearing in the areas which have alredy been hydro-seeded. This includes the area to the west of Model Boating Pond. All … Continue reading

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The finishing touches

Now the majority of construction works are finished, the focus moves to environmental restoration, specifically seeding and planting. The areas to the west of Model Boating Pond have now been seeded and we are waiting for the green shoots to … Continue reading

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Ponds Project provides homes for bats, birds and insects!

One of the first posts on this blog was about the installation of bat boxes as part of the environmental mitigation of the project. In March 2015  six boxes were put up to compensate for the loss of two small … Continue reading

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Construction completion

This week marks the final completion of the construction phase of the project – 18 months since the project started in April 2015. To mark the occassion on Wednesday the paths around the Model Boating Pond were opened to the … Continue reading

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Ponds project progress

The finishing touches are being added to the various sites with the construction elment of the project expected to be finished on programme by the end of the month. The spillway at Highgate No. 1 pond is now covered in … Continue reading

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