28 Nov 2006Censused turkey oaks planted in PAP in July 2004: 18 of 50 still alive. Stakes marking the planting sites removed except for three on east side of nPAP and two on west side of nPAP. Of the 18 alive, 15 were in nPAP29 Nov 2006Began eradication of Vitex negundoand Leucaena leucocephalaby cutting and applying Garlon 3A to stumps.1 Dec 2006Completed cutting oaks in Plot A (and putting Garlon 3A on the stumps). Updated POIs for UP and OF nature trails and put out new versions of trail guides.6 Dec 2006Applied Garlon 4 basally to remaining stems of Vitexand Leucaena at known sites.11 Dec 2006Applied 1 gal glyphosate to air potato at citrus area in southwest corner of E7.26-31 Dec 2006Ken Prestwich cut all saltbush trees north of gridline 5 in Plot C.10 Jan 2007Ken Prestwich and Tom Walker cut the 183 trees >1.5m tall in Plot D, except for 1 peach tree. All stumps were poisoned with Garlon 3, except the 123 saltbush.11 Jan 2007Censused new pines in RAP.12 Jan 2007Tim R. and Kevin R. began cooperative clearing of E-W gridlines.15 Jan 2007Tim R and Tom W rake flammables by hand from most small pines in PAP.16 Jan 2007UP and OF nature trails revised; new trail guides put out. Kevin removed flammables from around 106 small pines in RAP17 Jan 2007Tim R. and TJW completed removing flammables from 5 small turkey oaks and ca 425 small pines in PAP.30 Jan 2007Fire lane disked within inner edge of Plot D. Area from north corral fence to 10 ft north cultivated in preparation for planting mixed evergreens to screen North Trail from Phillips center parking area.
NATL log, 23 April 1997 to 10 November 2006Page 4331 Jan 2007Gave talk to Cultural Plaza Advisory Committee and advised them of the need for pedestrian access to the trailheads of the upland nature trails.5 to 9 FebruaryTJW, Tim Ruscello, and Kevin Ratkus cleared the gridlines in the restricted area of NATL-west in preparation for making a new photographic record of NATL vegetation (first done in January 1997).3 Feb 2007Volunteers, led by Kevin Ratkus, planted a vegetational screen between the North Trail and the parking lot at the rear of the Phillips Center. Eight varieties of native trees and shrubs were positioned along a 300’ fence line to mimic a “natural” random growth pattern.Approximately 25 volunteers from the following student clubs participated:Florida Leadership Academy (School of Business) Alpha Phi Omega (Service Fraternity) Wetlands Club Environmental Horticulture Club School for Natural Resources & Environment PPD supplied tools and more than 100 plants.10 Feb 2007TJW developed methods for making photographs to the N, E, S, and W at each NATL gridpoint..11 Feb 2007TJW took 104 photographs from the 26 gridpoints in the restricted area hammock using 60mm lens..14-24 Feb 2007Repeated the 104 photos in RA HM (using 50 mm lens) and took 211 photos at 55 additional gridpoints.