Thursday, September 17, 2009

Planting at Riverdale

For the last couple of weeks of stewardship at Riverdale, we prepared a slope for a planting which took place on the last night.

This was the slope in the Spring. There were a lot of logs and vines.

The same slope in September after we cleared some of the logs and pulled as much vine as we could. We chose this slope because it's not too shady compared to most of the Riverdale site.

Stewards getting busy. We had about 50 plants to put in the ground.

We planted hemlock, witch hazel, raspberry bushes, white pine and sugar maple.

It's always a challenge to plant on a slope.

We finished late and unfortunately, the after picture is not very good. I'm still trying to figure out how to take good pictures at night. I'll have to go back in the day time to take a picture of the newly planted slope.