October saw a big clean up and ‘fixup’ of bird feeders after what we assume to be a squirrel party. Been check feeders every couple of weeks and filling up as necessary.
We did some extensive cleanup of Live Oak trees over a full four day period as I was concerned on the summer/drought stress they had gone through. During our severe winds, several trees in surrounding area were blown over and on looking a little closer at them I noticed that many blown over trees were carrying a lot of dead weight. So while dead wood is an important part of the local ecology I decided to trim some of the large and long limbs off the trees so as to try and lighten the load – thus, hopefully making them stand up to local storms a little better.
One advantage was the amount of mulch which I spread over rocky area that was also experiencing signs of erosion – time will tell.
After trimming and removal of moss the trees are looking amazing.
Photos showing mulched area which should help slow runoff and supplement this rocky area.
Remowed 18′ burn break around the property perimeter. Also mowed 18′ burn break across width and length of property (dividing property into 4 quadrants).
Managed to get couple of acres mowed (east side of south/western quadrant) and around the stock tank which is now looking much better.