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RESTORING WOLF ROAD PRAIRIE
by Jack Pizzo
Jack shared photos he had taken of the prairie between 2005 and 2008. These photos captured an open landscape still devoid of brushy takeover.
Jack then showed photos taken in the fall of 2011 showing these areas of the prairie overrun with buckthorn six to eight feel tall.
Jack discussed various restoration methods being incorporated into management at Wolf Road Prairie.
During the winter when the ground is frozen, bobcats and tractors have been used to clear cut large areas overgrown with brush.
The shredded stumps are then treated with Garlon to prevent resprouts.
Chain saws are used to cut invasive trees and large circumference buckthorns.
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Photos by Jack Pizzo
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