Dane County Chapter – Savanna Clearing, Montrose North
November 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
We’re looking forward to this opportunity to #OptOutside with you in the days following Thanksgiving!
We’ll be cutting invasive brush and trees with hand tools, treating stumps and making brush piles along a portion of the Montrose Segment.This type of trail maintenance work helps native species thrive come spring and creates a beneficial habitat for wildlife including birds, bees, and butterflies.
However, this summer, with the wet woods conditions, many trees took a beating along the Montrose Segment. We will continue to work on cleaning up more of the dead trees if sawyers are able to come. If you are a certified chainsaw sawyer and own personal protective equipment (PPE), please bring it. 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.
Please bring work gloves and wear long sleeves to protect against the brush. If you need work gloves or protective eye glasses, let me know. (I will provide herbicide (2 bottles) and loppers.)
If you like the warmth of a fire, 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. I will provide some food to share for lunch.
Please RSVP if you can help. Thanks in advance for your help.