Back to McMahon for the second week in a row, burning two large fires that we continued to load right up to the moment we walked out. Kevin, the sole chainsawyer on this day, was a terror, downing trees AND bucking up logs already on the ground. He really, really went at it with a vengeance, as did Doug on the brush-cutter.
Passing by McMahon several days ago, I saw what looked like an attempt to bring prescribed fire into the line of brush. I'll have to get over there soon to have a look. I know at least one crew was burning last Tuesday.
Hidden Pond Woods Sunday April 10
We tackled more big honeysuckles near the drainage ditch at Kean Avenue on Sunday. This included some high stumps left last time, as well as new ones like a monstrous, multi-stemmed atrocity that was enough to make its own brushpile.
Thanks to all the volunteers for their super energy, including first-time Palos volunteer Mike C. Mary Busch brought a couple 36" bowsaws, which we used as two-person saws. That seemed to help on the larger targets; one of the pictures below shows it in use.