Road erosion site
I started the visit by inspecting the damage already caused by the watercourse which was quite substantial. The bank on which the forest road was built was eroding away quite badly and it was obvious that if something wasn’t done that part of the forest road would be lost to the watercourse.
Measurements and photos of the bank were taken, and these will be used in a licence application to install rock armour (big boulders) on the eroding bank to hopefully stop the erosion and prevent the bank and forest road from falling into the watercourse.
If you’ve read my blogs and are thinking about taking up forestry after university or thinking about a career change then I would definitely suggest Tilhill’s graduate scheme. It is a fantastic way to get practical on-the-job experience and gain invaluable knowledge from colleagues and courses within the company, which will help you progress in your career.