Part of the National Trust Riverlands funded UCL pond week, this pond had previously been managed. The management had included the coppicing of willows in the pond basin but the stumps had been removed hence slim willow shoots had sprouted throughout.

Apart from the heavy stumps which had to be removed by the digger, the slim willow shoots were very easy to remove with loppers by volunteers, and the speed at which this happened made the task very enjoyable.

The digger takes over to remove the large willow stumps

The removal of the willows across the pond basin will hopefully allow water to return to the pond.