The Amazon? The Congo? No it's deepest Surrey where a few of us have been clearing laurel from an overgrown area of an old estate.
There are some fine tall Scots Pine and various hardwood trees on the site as well as a number of standing and fallen dead ones, some from the 1987 storm. The laurel has spread over several acres and choked out all the ground cover so hopefully its removal will allow the native woodland flora to return. We are cording the trunks for removal and burning the small stuff and then a machine will be brought in to grub out the roots to prevent regeneration.