Thursday, December 13, 2012

live staking

At first, we sprayed a bunch of invading plants with herbicide, kind of lame but sometimes it's gotta be done. This week, on the other hand, we get to do some goodness for the Elwha River riparian belt. All the Reed Canary Grass we sprayed may come back, so we need to shade it out. Cut a branch of Willow, stick it in the ground, watch it grow. Live staking.
Washington Conservation Corps

Early morning snow line.

Cutting Willow on the Lower Elwha.

Load the F350.

Huck the bundles down the hill.

Haul the bundles to the staking site.

Put the stakes in the ground, three nodes deep.

Fresh cut Willow.