2016 Spring Work Day at Bull Pond

On Saturday, May 14, the Harwinton Land Trust made improvements to the Bull Pond area that was devastated by the 2009 wind storm.  Our accomplishments included:

Installation of wooden posts to provide a barrier at the edge of the steep bank near the dam,

2016 spring work day post planting

installation of a bench at a scenic location near the boardwalk crossing,

2016 spring work day bench planting

weeding and mulching flower gardens around the land trust signs and observation deck,

2016 mulching

planting white pine seedlings

2016 spring work day pine trees planting

and a flowering crabapple tree to replace those cropped by beavers,

2016 spring work day crabapple planting

cutting brush and briars to promote the growth of wild blueberry bushes and hardwood trees,

2016 spring work day brush cutting

and removal of debris from the pond edge and general maintenance of the area.

The Land Trust wishes to thank the following for their good work:  Tamara Christensen, Steve Craig, Gary Griffin, Steve Kaczynski, Karen Kelleher, Bob Orciari, Donna Potwin, Eric Rahn, Glen Richardson, Elaine Sederquist, and Peter Thierry with special thanks to Larry Connors for constructing our new beautiful and comfortable bench.