Preparing for Summer

July arrived this morning and HRF finally makes the transition into the cutting season for the remainder of the year.  Spring plantings are behind us and doing extremely well due to timely rains and optimal growing temperatures.  With any amount of fortune the oppressive heat of last summer will remain a distant memory.

June proved an opportunity to accomplish several machinery projects involving brush removal and prairie restoration with the tree shear and grapple.  It was also a chance to ‘extend’ light duty recovery time following back surgery this past winter.

Currently HRF will work on more prairie restoration at Vincent Bluff followed by a cedar eradication project at Folsom Point.  The rest of the foreseeable future will require chainsaw in hand for various forest restoration projects ranging from the Loess Hills of Western Iowa to Stevens State Forest in central Iowa.