Sat, Oct 22|
Stew Crew work day at Fieldstone Property
Tour forestry work, pull invasive plants
Time & Location
Oct 22, 2022, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Fieldstone Property, Fieldstone Dr, Stow, MA 01775, USA
About the Event
- Fieldstone Parcel (located at the end of Fieldstone Drive)
- Fieldstone Drive is a short cul-de-sac located off of Taylor Road not far from Eliot Drive.
- Park in grassy parking area and otherwise so as to not block the road
- Work will be some light invasive work and a tour of ongoing forestry work.
- Tools: Gloves and outdoor clothing. (Area is dry - no mud).
Invasive work has been ongoing for 5 years. Two areas to work are revisits to past work. What is coming up are Oriental Bittersweet strands thinner than a pencil. Two areas show perhaps 100 small plants - need hands to pull. One area is new - this is along the Stow-Boxborough town line where an unexpected presence of Burning Bush was located in 2021.
A forestry project has been ongoing since 2019. This is a forest thinning project and a pilot program to manage the forest. Thinning of some too-dense trees was done, with an aim to allow more sunlight to the ground and encourage remaining trees to be stronger and more resilient.