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Weed Whips and Watermelon-Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » July 6th, 2010, 10:11 am

Do you own a gas powered string trimmer? We need you! The grass is getting tall enough at Luton Park that I would like to form a trail work night or two. First one is tomorrow night, Wednesday July 7th at 6:30 p.m. Meet at the parking lot and we will divide into groups and trim as much trail as we can. The chapter only has one string trimmer so this event requires folks that own their own trimmer. Let me know if you can help out by posting here.
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Re: Weed Whips and Watermelon-Luton Park

Postby Purple is a Fruit » July 7th, 2010, 9:37 am

Rick -
I can't make it tonight, but since I am off work today, I'm going to head out there for an hour or so around 11:30-ish. I'll start at the green loop off of 10 Mile. If things go well, I'll double back and start the orange loop just off of Blue by the bench.

I'll post up again when I get back to let you know how productive I was.

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Re: Weed Whips and Watermelon-Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » July 7th, 2010, 10:57 am

thanks Dave. I will let you know how we do.

we have an extra trimmer to use tonight but we need a volunteer to run it. anyone want to run it tonight?
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Re: Weed Whips and Watermelon-Luton Park

Postby Purple is a Fruit » July 7th, 2010, 1:32 pm

Rick-

Spent about 2 hours out there on the Green loop. I got from the entrance off of 10 Mile and to the right all the way down the hill and into the woods until the grass/weeds pretty much stop. Also, from the entrance to the left (going backward on the trail) to the woods, then a couple of the openings between wooded areas until it drops out into the field. I did NOT do any of the brush along the trail in the woods along this route due to lots of "leaves of three" (aka poison ivy) and I didn't want to get any more then I already have. If you have loppers and someone who doesn't have a real severe reaction to the stuff (unlike me) they would be better off getting that stuff. As I was packing up and heading out, one of the Parks guys was dropping off a mower out at the entrance off of 10 Mile saying "Dan" was going to do some mowing out there. Just an FYI.

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Re: Weed Whips and Watermelon-Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » July 7th, 2010, 1:58 pm

Purple is a Fruit wrote:Rick-

Spent about 2 hours out there on the Green loop. I got from the entrance off of 10 Mile and to the right all the way down the hill and into the woods until the grass/weeds pretty much stop. Also, from the entrance to the left (going backward on the trail) to the woods, then a couple of the openings between wooded areas until it drops out into the field. I did NOT do any of the brush along the trail in the woods along this route due to lots of "leaves of three" (aka poison ivy) and I didn't want to get any more then I already have. If you have loppers and someone who doesn't have a real severe reaction to the stuff (unlike me) they would be better off getting that stuff. As I was packing up and heading out, one of the Parks guys was dropping off a mower out at the entrance off of 10 Mile saying "Dan" was going to do some mowing out there. Just an FYI.

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thanks Dave! I misunderstood at first, thought you were going after us. I will see if Dan mowed the field before I send anyone out there. When you say you did not trim the woods on Green, are these the woods prior to the Field going backwards or after the field? Does it need a lot of trimming?
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Re: Weed Whips and Watermelon-Luton Park

Postby tenner42 » July 7th, 2010, 2:32 pm

Hi Rick. Marnie and I will be there tonight. I'll bring my weedwacker
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Re: Weed Whips and Watermelon-Luton Park

Postby Purple is a Fruit » July 7th, 2010, 2:39 pm

prior to the field going backwards. So you would start at the entrance off of 10 Mile, turn left and take the trail down the hill and within 20 yards are down in the "woods". There is some growth along the trail that could be trimmed back some, but not a MUST DO. As I was walking out, it just seemed that after having the "wider" path that I just cut, it seemed to get a bit narrow again. Still plenty of room and a no biggie as I think the grass areas need more attention. As you continue backwards after what would be the sharp right hand turn (still walking the wrong direction) with a few twists of the trail out in the open sun (I got those areas), then there would be a sweeping left hand turn that goes down hill, through a little wooded area and drops out onto the "big field" next to the nursery/house there to the East side of the park. That's where I stopped. If you choose not to hit the woods, I think some work will need to be done along that field until it enters back into the woods. Lots of area.. maybe a good spot to use the mower if you have access to it. (??) That area along the field (and the woods if you want to ride it to check it out) would be all that's really left to do on green.

Sorry for the misunderstanding. Hope you get more help for this evening. It's really not that hard effort wise and goes by quickly. (And so did the fuel in my trimmer's tank... having to refill once in the two hours that I was there.)
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