As part of an EQIP program
contract we cleared an additional 23.75 acres of timber and heavy underbrush
located on our brood farm during this past summer.
Currently we are preparing the soil for spring planting of improved
During the removal process,
the heavily timber property was thinned and not cleared.
Many old growth Post & Red Oak trees were left standing. Only enough
timber was removed to allow grasses to be established.
We discovered after thinning the timber and underbrush that extreme erosion had occurred below a stock tank on the property. We constructed shaped draws to direct any future runoff into filter strips. These strips will be planted with Costal Bermuda for trapping contaminants and sediments from the up-gradient water bodies.
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