Filed under: Maintenance, Work Party
Last Tuesday we hosted 6 energetic UW students who helped us break down the huge piles of wood and composting vegetation near the 39th Ave dead end. This was hard work and some heavy lifting. Good thing it was a nice day and a positive group of volunteers.
The standard best management practice for forest stewards is to let these piles break down on their own. Here’s some reasons why we went to the trouble of reducing them:
– the piles are very near the 39th street dead end, so they’re almost in the front yard of an adjacent house
– the piles encourage people to throw trash
– the piles are magnets for woody debris, so the piles keep growing,
– the piles don’t degrade naturally like the other piles we build in the interior of Madrona Woods.