BRUSH MOWING/MULCHING AT BEULAH BLUFF PRESERVE DURING AUGUST, 2016


Chris Mann used his brush mower/mulcher to mow down the invasive brush in the northwestern edge of the Preserve. The brush mower/mulcher leaves the mulched material on the site to help control erosion and to be used as fuel the next time the site is burned. When this area was burned during the spring of 2016, there was not enough fuel on the ground to propagate the fire, so the burn in this area was not successful. The MP4 movie shows the brush cutter working the area next to the driveway entrance - 50 MB! The photos show the site after the mowing was competed. On following work days, larger invasive trees were sawn and stacked for winter brush pile burns.

Brush Mowing/Mulching contracted by Kettle Moraine Land Stewards on the northwest section of the Preserve - August 19-20 2016:

Mowing northwest portion of Preserve by driveway. First pass mowing the praire/brush boundary. Mowed northwest portion of Preserve, looking southeast from Bakavi Way. Mowed northwest portion of Preserve, looking northeast from entrance road. Looking east from Bakavi Way, brush pile and fish crib logs created from dead Ash tree. Looking east from Bakavi Way, towards Indian Grass Prairie remnant. Looking north towards Indian Grass Prairie. Looking southeast from Bakavi Way, into mowed area next to the northern firebreak. Herb at first brush pile located in the north firebreak. Gerry with second brush pile located in the north firebreak.