Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Smith Mountain Lake State Park Tree Id Project Update

Kathy Scott shares an update with us from the Smith Mountain Lake State Park Tree Id Project:
BRFAL Chapter Members ready to install tree ID signs at Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Friday, March 15, 2013 at SML State Park the weather finally cooperated and we had an enthusiastic group of volunteers.

We were able to get most of the signs up on Turtle Island Trail with the help of James and Bill.  They helped auger the holes for some of the signs needing wooden 6x6” posts, and carried the posts and heavier equipment using the park’s ATV. 

The trail is 1.4 miles long with a total of 23 different species of trees identified. (To learn more about the trails at this state park, click here.)

More trails and trees are still to be completed.

Those who participated were: Susan Cranson, Anne Tucker, Carl Boast, Linda Boast, James and Bill from the park, and myself.

Here we are on the first installation in February
These are installed so the trees are not injured, they have space to grow as well. If the trees are not large enough we screw the signs to a nearby post we install.

If you get a chance to head over to Smith Mountain Lake State Park, please be sure to hike some of the trails and check out some of these signs! We hope you enjoy them.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for your comment and interest! NOW GO OUTSIDE!