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Willow cut n plant 12.6.08

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Andy                  07-Dec-08  

Subject: Willow cut n plant 12.6.08
Date: 29-Nov-08

Saturday, December 6, Willow Cutting & Planting in Boise. Volunteers are needed to cut willow and transplant on Saturday, December 6th at 10:00 a.m. in east Boise in the future Marianne Williams Park.

We will meet at the end of Wise Way. You can get there from Warm Springs Avenue. From Boise, travel Warm Springs Ave. past the golf course and the Warm Springs Mesa to Barber Valley. Pass the construction area for the east Parkcenter Bridge, then take the next right on Wise Way, which is about a quarter-mile east. Drive to the end of Wise Way and park. We will retrieve willow cuttings at this site. We will then take the cuttings to Alta Harris Creek and plant some of them along a newly constructed section of the channel. Any extra cuttings will be prepared for storage and use at our projects at Bown Crossing and Heron Creek later this winter.

Bring gloves, boots that will get muddy, and appropriate clothes for the weather. Please bring loppers or heavy-duty pruners if you have them. We will have a few tools for cutting and planting. If you want to operate the water jet stinger then bring your waders. Bring clean shoes for a gathering after at Lucky 13.

If interested in participating please reply to this email, tutedtrue@aol.com, or call Andy at 343-1510.

Subject: RE: Willow cut n plant 12.6.08
From: Andy
Date: 07-Dec-08

We had more than 35 people turn out for the willow cutting. This is twice the number planned! We were able to put in more than 250 willow cuttings, eight cottonwood trees from two-gallon pots, and six large cottonwood trees bare root. And, we were able to put in storage more than a dozen bundles of willow cuttings, approximately 20 cuttings per bundle. These bundles will be stored at Lucky Peak Nursery for the winter and brought out for transplant for a couple of Boise River projects in the coming months.

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