Today we pollarded willows in protected bird area Ostrovne Luky. The day saw a lot of action, sawing, falling wood.. Even nature conservation and sustainable management of the countryside can sometimes look this way. For old willows pollarding is essential to prolog their life-span. Willows have an incredible ability to rejuvenate and new branches will shoot out this year already creating the typical willow head. Pollarding will ensure these several hundred year old willows will not break under the weight of their overgrown branches and they will continue to serve as a refuge for numerous insects, birds and bats who often nest and roost in the cavitites of these charismatic trees. ??? We thank everyone who has joined us at this volunteer event! See you again next year!