Over the years, buckthorn has invaded the edges of the roadway to the cabin. Some of the boles of the shrubs have gotten thick enough, and their branches thick enough, that they are seriously crowding out the cedars that were originally planted to line the roadway (although perhaps a little too close to each other).
I decided to clear out some of these buckthorn -- located in the break between two cedars. You can see them slowly disappearing from view. It feels good, and that the wood will eventually be used for the SNRE campfire event makes for an even better feeling.
Use of the Forest
Public use of Saginaw Forest is encouraged. Rules for the public's use include (but are not limited to):
- No parking in front of the access gate.
- Public use hours are from 6am to 6pm only; no camping on the site!
- No vehicles or bicycles are permitted on the site except those for approved research and teaching use (bike parking available at the main gate).
- Dogs with owners are welcome to visit, but they must be on a leash. (Also see here.)
- Dog owners must carry out all pet waste; please bring your own doggie bag to do so.
- No cutting or collecting of plant material; no hunting or harming vertebrates (this includes no fishing).
- No smoking.