A lovely Saturday morn is the ideal time to chop honeysuckle, multiflora rose, and assorted nuisances. Doug Bosco toted the brushcutter with a vengeance while the rest of us sawed, dragged, and burned. By quitting time we'd cleared the target area, a rise above the trail where contractors did extensive work recently.
Though crazy weather is slowing the process, we are seeing green on the ground and buds on the branches. Just a matter of time...
Cap Sauers Holding Sunday April 7
This day was a huge question mark, with rain forecast throughout. Mostly it stayed away, allowing us to knock down numerous honeysuckles, left to be burned next month. When you defer the brush pile burn it lets you get much more cutting done, so even our small group was able to make an impact. In a good way, of course.
FPCC crews did a prescribed burn on the opposite side of the trail from our work site. It amazes me how much ground they covered in the space of 2-3 weeks.