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Dane County Chapter – Brush Pile Burning
January 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
We will be cutting invasive brush and trees with hand tools, treating stumps and making brush piles along a portion of the Cross Plains Segment. This type of trail maintenance work helps native wildflower species thrive come spring and creates a beneficial habitat for wildlife including birds, bees, and butterflies. We have a variety of tasks to do to rescue the open grown white and bur oak trees in this savanna and make it easier to control garlic mustard and other herbaceous invasive weeds and shrubs.
If you are a certified sawyer (chainsaw) and own personal protective equipment (PPE), please bring both. If you’re not certified to operate a chainsaw, but own PPE, you may bring it so you can work in tandem with a certified sawyer.
I will provide herbicide and loppers.
Please bring work gloves and wear layers and long sleeves to protect against the brush. If we are able to burn a fire due to snow cover, you should be wearing wool or cotton as an outer layer. Fleece and synthetics will melt as a spark hit them. A sweatshirt on top of these will provide good protection.
If you plan to stay all day, please bring drinking water and some lunch.
Feel free to come if you can stay only part of the day. Please RSVP so I have enough tools with me.