20150909_GGym_Path05_BeforeLast week we were out with the Green Gym along with some of the Sustrans Scotland volunteers clearing some of the new vegetation growth along the bike path. A significant number of trees and vegetation were removed earlier in the year as part of the upgrade works however with a wet and occassionally warm summer there has been a lot of growth in particular epicormic shoot growth.

This growth has been at approximately head height and has made it harder to get a clear line of sight along the cycle path to see what is coming up so we spent a few hours clearing this type of growth and opening up the path again!

This section of the cycle path from Whiteinch to Dalmuir forms part of Sustrans Scotland’s Greener Greenway’s project and a dedicated habitat management plan has been drafted for the route – watch this space for more information.