Margaret, Atrium Landscape, and a large volunteer contingent (including first-time Palos volunteer Damian) thinned trees and burned numerous large brush piles on brisk morning that became cozy once the fires got cooking. We were in the area we've focused on in recent months and it opens up more with each dose of volunteer energy.
Swallow Cliff Woods Sunday January 22
Back near the slough in the South woods, we had to forego fire due to a near-total calm. This was no obstacle to our super team, whose members tackled the honeysuckle with vigor. With loppers, bowsaws, and a single chainsaw, we cleared a large area, so much that we ran out of herbicide before day's end. Thank jah and the chemists for basal oil formulations!
This is our third Swallow Cliff weather glitch in as many months, with one rainout, one canceled due to no wind, and this one. We're coming back on Sunday January 29, though a snowy forecast may hinder us. We'll see...