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Dane County Brush Clearing, Central Montrose Segment

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

For the past three years, we have been working to eliminate garlic mustard from the Piller Road woods. On the east side, many wildflowers have been popping up for the past two years, but the west side hasn’t been so easy to heal. Hopefully bringing fire and some order will assist in restoring this side of the woods. We will cut and pile buckthorn and other invasive brush and treat the stumps with herbicide on this work day. A new problem is encroaching maples.

West side of the Piller Road woods, looking west towards the bridge.

Park off pavement, at least two tires as conditions allow, along Piller Rd near the spot where the Ice Age Trail leaves this quiet country lane and heads west towards the woods (map/directions).  Ideal parking is just

It is a bit of a hike from the woods out to the road.

north of the farm lane where the trail exits the road. Please inform leader in advance if you can bring herbicide and spray bottles for stump treatment.  Some of the work will be done with hand tools, and there also will be work for trained chain sawyers with proper PPE.

If we have snow cover for burning brush piles, wear old clothing made of natural fibers. Bring something to cook for lunch!


March 23
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


Piller Rd Trail Junction
Town of Montrose WI


Tess Mulrooney