Saturday, June 9, 2012

Word #161 and a few more

After purchasing our new home we needed
to immediately remove a lot of the invasive
and flammable Manzanita. Living in a forest
is different from living in the city that's for sure.
 The first photo shows the machine
picking up the Manzanita by the roots, shaking
the dirt off and then putting it in a big pile.
The second photo shows all the removed and shredded
debris being put in a pile for us to use as a mulch
over the removal area.
And the third photo shows a much more safe
and healthy oak forest. Over time the trees will
get bigger and we will be planting some conifers
and indigenous shrubs this fall once the rains come.

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Sylvia K said...

Great shadow shots for the day and interesting to see what you needed to do for your new home and considering the fire hazards particularly this year it certainly makes sense to me! Hope you're enjoying a beautiful weekend, Kathe!


Kelly said...

Some good shadows here, but also a very interesting post!

Jim said...

Forgiven this time Kathe. LOL
This was interesting as I had not been keeping up with your new abode there in the forest.

Be sure not to mark your trails with bread crumbs.
Happy 6WS! :) :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

You are living in a beautiful world close to Nature! Like a caretaker spirit in action! Wonderful photos!

chubskulit said...

Is manzanita edible? We have a fruit called mansanita in the Philippines and it's one of my favorite fruit as a child.

Shadow Shots post. Have a great weekend.

Kathe W. said...

No it is not really edible. It has very small berries formed by the pink flowers seen in spring, but one would have to use a lot of sugar....the birds do eat them as do the bears and probably the deer, but we've have left lots of the Manzanita for them to browse on- we just had to get it away from our house and long driveway.
Fire regulations require that.