Yesterday, we had a group of teenage volunteers from Salem area spend their Saturday working in our nature park/trailhead. These kids really worked, they had to dig up the Canary grass roots that surround our newly planted (last fall) trees. They laid down cardboard and covered it with mulch.
This part of the park is low land, next to the pond, and very wet.
Lots of digging to remove grass and weed roots from around the trees.
In the photo above you are looking down the hill to this area,on the right, where you can see the trees with new side dressing of bark.
One of the roses we planted last month, leafing out.
We planted 50 Sword Fern among the fir trees last month, as well, they are unfurling their fronds and lookin' good.
Last, but not least, we can always count on Captain Jack to work hard, run through the creek and roll in the mud! He is our hero, after all!
Jack says "Goodbye" and "Thanks for the help" to our new friends and volunteer helpers.