Monthly Archives: November 2010

Quick Landscaping the Tree Shear Way

Several years ago I heard a story on NPR about videos for young kids showing earth-moving equipment. It was the current spin on a story Captain Kangaroo read in the 1950s about Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel…big machines doing … Continue reading

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So not Las Vegas

In the light of a late autumn day, stillness is broken only by the occasional nuthatch, woodpecker or squirrel as I walk along the creek. This is the antithesis of the recent conference in Las Vegas that Henry and I … Continue reading

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Big Change for the Woods

Henry stands in the newly created open area at the edge between prairie and woods. It’s amazing how “sculpting” away some trees expands the views. Looking past Henry in the photo, you can see some of the remaining woods that … Continue reading

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Smoothing Ground the Cedar Way

The speed of creating an opening and sculpting the edge between the woods and prairie was amazing! In just a few days, David Perrey removed trees and placed them for Bill Wilson to trim and haul away. A few scattered … Continue reading

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Prescription for Health: Burning Woods and Prairie

The weather was perfect, so Matt Barnes gathered a crew to carefully burn our prairies and woods on Wednesday and Friday this week. The weather has been so wet this year that we couldn’t burn in late August or September … Continue reading

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Why Burn Forests?

For those of us who grew up with Smokey Bear saying “Only you can prevent forest fires,” and frightened by the horrific blazes in the Disney movie, Bambi, it’s a big leap to embrace the idea of using fire to … Continue reading

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