Woodlands Management Committee Meeting Minutes
Attendees: Jerry Uhrig, Phil Notestine, Josh Bingham, and Cliff Miles
Minutes from the previous meeting are on the website.
1. Deer: The County Park System is having a deer hunt in all the county parks this year. The hunt in the Tourne will be held on Tuesdays in January through to the first Tuesday in February. It will be held for a full day this year. Last year the hunts were half day. The park will be closed during the hunt. Also, a new resident in town expressed interest in bow hunting since he had seen a number of large deer. Phil will contact him and put him in touch with UBNJ.
2. Deer exclosures: Josh, Cliff, Phil, and a number of Boy Scouts will erect the second deer exclosure this Saturday, the 20th.
3. Beavers: Jerry reported that the beavers are showing signs of continued activity. The new dam is being maintained very well, and they have begun to take down more trees. A moderate sized oak was chewed nearly through though still standing. Curiously, the large beech tree that they girdled last year did leaf out this year. The opinion is that the tree will eventually die in a couple more seasons.
4. Trees: We got word from the Shade Tree Commission that they will try to get plastic sleeves to protect the trees currently being protected with re-bars. In the meantime, we will leave the re-bars until sometime in December, past the end of the buck rub season.
Topics for discussion:
We will have another Invasives
Control Work session this Saturday in
Next month, we will work in Halsey Fredericks Park to apply herbicide to the large areas of garlic mustard.