Thinning Black Oaks

Sunday, October 8 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Location: Kalscheuer Oak Savanna

Numerous small black oaks are surviving recent fires at Kalscheur Oak Savanna. As these trees mature, this threatens to change the site from a bur oak savanna to a black oak woodland. During this work party, we will cut small black oaks that are crowding bur oaks and encroaching on prairie portions of the site. We will also burn brush piles that were created last year.

What to Bring/Wear:

Feel free to bring a chainsaw and appropriate PPE if available. Non-sawyers can drag and pile cut materials to burn piles. All workers should have work gloves. Sturdy loppers may be useful too.

Work Party Leader:

Pat Handrick, EMAIL; (608) 354-3467 (texting preferred)

Directions to Site:

From Hollandale, drive 2 miles south on CTH K. Watch for cars parked along the road near 596 County Road K – this is the neighbors’ house across the street from the TPE access easement. Park as far as possible off the road. Look for the Prairie Enthusiasts sign at the start of the access easement next to the highway. Head downhill from there, following the cleared corridor and the Prairie Enthusiasts signs. At the bottom of the hill, cross the footbridge, then you should be able to see and hear the workers on the site.

The event is finished.


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