2 November 2005 Worked with Kevin Ratkus to locate grid stakes and to evaluate their need for resurveying. 9 November 2005 Worked with Kevin Ratkus to locate grid stakes and to evaluate their need for resurveying. Finished task 10 November 2005 Mowed Plot B with IFAS bushhog mower. Lucie checked 2-m pines and those in 6-pine circles. Two new dead 2-m pines. Four circle-pines infested with cottony aphids. ca 26 Nov to 12 Dec 2005 Ken Prestwich worked for 2 hours or more most every day in PAP, mostly cutting tall brush and treating the stumps with Garlon 3. ca 25 Nov 2005 Put up new signs in NATL-east and new and replacement signs in NATL-west. 13 Dec 2005 Gave Carrie Adams a tour of NATL’s upland pine in preparation for her using it in her class on Restoration Ecology. 16 Dec 2005 Completed revision of the four panels for the south side of the academic kiosk.
NATL log, 23 April 1997 to 10 November 2006 Page 33 ca 9 Jan 2006 Cut oak regrowth in uncleared island in Plot B and herbicided stumps. ca 13 Jan 2006 Mowed portions of Plot B that could not be mowed in November because of dead wood. Also mowed edges of uncleared island and mowed a pathway through it. ca 20 Jan 2006 With Kevin’s help, put up revised poster panels on south side of academic kiosk. With Kevin’s help, picked up dead wood in Plot B and piled it in uncleared island. 28 Janurary 2006 Assembled and distributed plants, tools, and containers of water needed to replace eight longleaf pines that had died in the 48 sets of six transplanted in 2005. Planted three of the pines, which were 3-gal, PPD ready-to-shoot pines delivered to NATL by Erick Smith. 1 February 2006 Kevan plants remaining five pines. 2 Feb 2006 Alan Long, Kevin Ratkus, Erick Smith, Jack Putz, and Tom Walker met in PAP and made plans for future efforts toward restoring NATL’s upland pine 11 Feb 2006 Kevin Ratkus leads volunteers from Clubs and Departments that use NATL in Ardisia removal, 9am to noon. Thirty pounds of fruit and the parent plants removed. 17 Feb 2006 Kevin Ratkus and Erick Smith staked and mapped 12 save-some-seedlings action sites in sRAP and 12 in nRAP. 20 Feb-Mar 10 2006 Ken Prestwich returns to Gainesville and works regularly in NATL’s upland pine--mainly cutting laurel oak sprouts that are 5 ft and higher and painting the stumps with Garlon. 25 Feb 2006 Kevin Ratkus leads volunteers from Leadership & Service, Wetlands Club, and SNRE in Ardisia removal, 10am to 1 pm. 27 Feb-6 Mar 2006 KP and TJW fine tune the position and mapping of the 24 SSS sites in RAP. At each site three focal seedlings are selected and flagged and the surrounding area cleared so as to not admit or support fire during the controlled burn. Outside the cleared areas, 32 focal seedlings were selected to determine the effect of the wet-towel treatment outside of cleared areas. 20 Mar-1 May 2006 Ken Prestwich returns to Gainesville and works regularly in NATL’s upland pine--mainly cutting laurel oak sprouts that are 5 ft and higher and painting the stumps with Garlon.
NATL log, 23 April 1997 to 10 November 2006 Page 34 24 Mar 2006 Erick Smith leads the planting of a group of three ready-to-shoot longleaf pines in NAP.
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