Thursday, July 9, 2009

Before and after pictures of BIG weeding project

Ed, Nathan, and I worked with a tractor bushhog, a walk-behind mower, a chainsaw, and a weed whip to prepare this area for its return to civilization. I am always amazed at the power of mechanical devices! We did a 2-3? acre area and now all that's left to do is a little hand removal and mulching.

The plants we cut ranged from Ground Ivy to 15' Callery Pear seedlings. There were huge stands of Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris, and Purple Loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria. Some of the work was done by hand; we removed large amounts of vines including Ampelopsis, Mile-a-minute, and others. We piled them up and Ed chipped them with the bushhog.

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