General News · 5th April 2018
Mark Lombard for the CFGP
Neighbours and members of the public are invited to come out and help with stand tending work this Saturday and Sunday April 7 & 8 in the community forest.
Sat. 10am - 3pm in Larsens Meadow- accessed via Larsens Meadow Road
Sun 10am - 3pm Squirrel Cove - 2 blocks visible from the road, meet at the entrance of the logging road to the south.
We will be adjusting the white protective cones and culling fern and other vegetation growing in the cones, as well as planting new seedlings to replace some of the ones that did not survive.
We will also cone some of the fir seedlings that were not initially coned and have survived the deer browse.
Given the unusually high levels of deer browse, 2,160 new fir seedlings were recently planted in the Larsen's Meadow area, and it is now the CFGP's policy to protect 100% of the seedlings.
A number of options for protection from deer browse have been considered. Cones remain a an attractive choice as they are lightweight, re-useable, and
easy to slide up the tree until the leader is out of reach of the deer.
This will also be a good opportunity to meet people and discuss silviculture. Remember to bring warm clothes and layers, snack & water, as well as gloves & pruners.
Also bring planting bags and a planting shovel!