Over 70 volunteers from Pearson and Dell joined Kyle and Charlie from the Austin Parks Foundation, along with Parks staff John and Matt (wielding chainsaws and cutting up lots of big stuff) out at Zilker Access on Barton Creek Greenbelt on Friday to build better more compact windrows as well as haul out big logs for chipping.
Despite the rumble of thunder, there was no rain and we worked for 2.5 hours, moving one windrow completely and building another. We greatly appreciate everyone’s help, the first portion of the greenbelt is looking much better! This area, right at the trailhead at Zilker, should see a dramatic resprouting of native plants, grasses and trees very soon.
Example of what ligustrum stumps look like after they have been cut flush with the ground and treated. The herbicide is dyed to show that the stump has been treated.