Work has begun cutting down some of the large alder trees on the Carp Pond. Expert advice suggested that the quantities of leaves being deposited in the pond by the large number of trees which surrouned the pond were detrimental to water quality, causing acidification of thebottom and thus limiting the foodchain for both fish and other aquatic creatures. To date some 30+ of the 50+ trees on the stream side have been removed. Work will commence on the hillside bank in the coming weeks.
When this work is completed the pond will be treated with Siltex, a very fine chalk, which will help to reverse the adverse effects of the leaves neutralising the acidific effect and helping micro organisms break down the detrius.