Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Preventing Trail Erosion in the Hamlin Conservation Area

Members of the Meredith Conservation Commission worked in the Hamlin Conservation Area today building water bars on the Yellow Trail.

First the perfect specimen of tree is selected and felled:
Always a hemlock - without its bark it will last for years, even in wet ground

Then using a bark spud, the bark is stripped by hand.
Stripped clean

The trench is dug and the bar carefully placed and anchored.
Does Mark always have that saw in his hand?

The job complete, ready for summer's thunderstorms.

A good day's work in the woods.

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