Spring Clean-up at Bull Pond

We held our first work party of 2015 at Bull Pond on April 25. We had a big turnout, and for once we had great weather for working in the woods. All together, we had 14 people volunteer their time to help make improvements!

All of the work was done from the open area across from the Fairgrounds up to the pond overlook on the white trail. A wide variety of tasks was completed including:

  • planting perennials and a flowering crabapple by the wildlife observation deck,
  • planting/trimming/cutting trees,
  • making steps out of sliced tree trunks and placing them over soggy sections of trail,
  • pulling lily tubers from shore,
  • removing piles of slash near the map sign,
  • placing boulders around the sign garden and at eroded sections of shore, and
  • mulching around the sign garden, the deck, and around the blueberry bushes and mountain laurel planted along shore last spring.

The appearance of the area continues to improve after being devastated by the 2009 wind storm. The area is attractive for public use and it’s gratifying to see so many people enjoying the area.

Bill Linquist

A Land Trust volunteer plants a white pine seedling.