Loess Hills Cedar

HRF is currently just north of Hamburg, IA.  The current project is cedar eradication in the Loess Hills.  It is very amazing and beautiful country.  It’s astounding how these hills can possess such changes in topography.  There are hidden valleys, fingers, knobs, and  great drop-offs around every corner.  Unfortunately there are areas that have been completely overwhelmed with invasive eastern red cedar.  This cedar has the ability to choke out everything around it.  It’s not an easy task but it really reminds me of working in the mountains of southern New Mexico.  The smell of freshly cut red cedar is a refreshing change from the norm.