Photo Credit: Rachel Roberts
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I am planning to focus on cutting off branches and tops of honeysuckles that have been growing up on the prairie between the clubhouse and the turf facility.
The area is a high point on the moraine with red oaks. We’ve nearly freed them from the weed trees, and the work zone continues east for about 1/3 of a mile. This is roughly a 20 minute walk in past newly-invasive plants. A continuous walk downhill leads to the woods we have been clearing with Ed Spoon and Beth Shimmyo.
Park at the lower University Ridge parking lot. I will stop and pick up extra loppers for anyone who can join me. We aren’t allowed to use mechanized tools while the golf season is occurring.
Temperatures should be hitting 80 about quitting time, and we should have a light breeze.
What to Bring
If you are interested in cutting brush by hand, you should have long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, gloves and sturdy boots. If you are interested in using the chapter’s brush cutters, please indicate that when you RSVP (so we have the equipment) and you need long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, gloves, sturdy boots and hearing protection. Bring whatever water and food you want for the day. Sunscreen and insect repellent are optional but advised.
You must RSVP with the work day organizer (listed below) so we have enough equipment and we can make sure all volunteers for the day have up-to-date information about meeting location.
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