This was the first of our tree-thinning days of the season, with three chain sawyers from Atrium Landscape, compliments of Kathy Bruch. We had an excellent group, including first-time Palos volunteer Jim T., a regular at Bartel Grassland.
We worked close to the Old Country Lane and 87th Street, continuing in an area started two years ago. We managed several seriously large fires going (propane and the leaf blower in starring roles) and got some good work done.
McClaughrey Springs Sunday January 5
Diana had a small group on Sunday morning, but with Steve and Bob both toting chainsaws you can figure on a goodly amount of brush going down. These guys take no prisoners. While I couldn't make this one I am told it was productive.
Cap Sauers Holding Sunday January 5
We were 16 strong on Sunday afternoon, including first-time Palos volunteers Arlene and Sean, as well as Steve and Ann who came with son Max. Max volunteered with us way back in 2016 when he was in high school; now he's at Tulane U. and back to help again.
Working just above a small drainage along Visitation Trail, we dragged and burned a number of bigger buckthorns that were already cut and awaiting us, and targeted invasive brush in an expanding circle as the afternoon progressed.
What was a tangled mess upon arrival was much more open and inviting by the time we finished. Thanks to all who attended for a super day!