Culm Grassland Cutting


Here at Brownsham we care for the largest area of Culm Grassland owned by the National Trust. Culm Grasslands are wet, acidic, grazing pastures which have developed over the geological formations of sandstones and shales known as Culm Measures.

Due to the fantastic weather we’ve had this year, our Culm Grassland Meadows are dry enough to get our tractor in to cut some of the willow and soft rush re-growth. We try and cut them annually if we can, cutting about a third of each meadow in patches to create a mosaic of age structure across the meadow. This will increase the number and diversity of plants and animals making it a more valuable habitat.

Luke Johns
Volunteer Ranger – Torridge

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