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chadrog 06-27-2012 02:31 PM

Time to mow the Bong!
 
It has just been reported that an infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer has been discovered at Bong State Rec. Area, not that it wasn't immanent. Time to cut it all down I guess. I'll graciously help.

Jerry Irvine 06-27-2012 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by chadrog
It has just been reported that an infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer has been discovered at Bong State Rec. Area, not that it wasn't immanent. Time to cut it all down I guess. I'll graciously help.
We had to mow a fairly large site recently, but not because of an infestation. Just normal seasonal growth. I never thought rocket scientists had to be farmers and landscapers! Just construction and concrete guys. ;)

Jerry

jd2cylman 07-01-2012 03:05 PM

I'm in. As a son of a farmer, every time I go there and see all the noxious weeds, it makes me cringe. Of course the "official reasoning" for letting everything go there is "native prairie".
But when the weeds choke out all of the native plants, that reasoning should be given another hard look. I wonder if the Wisconsin Dept of Ag could be of any help. Or maybe Farm Bureau?
I'd love to bring my dad's tractor and 15' batwing mower up there and mow us an area.

Adrian

chadrog 07-01-2012 04:09 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jd2cylman
I'm in. As a son of a farmer, every time I go there and see all the noxious weeds, it makes me cringe. Of course the "official reasoning" for letting everything go there is "native prairie".
But when the weeds choke out all of the native plants, that reasoning should be given another hard look. I wonder if the Wisconsin Dept of Ag could be of any help. Or maybe Farm Bureau?
I'd love to bring my dad's tractor and 15' batwing mower up there and mow us an area.

Adrian

I think the excuse of "native prairie" can also be interpreted as "how the dog people want things", wouldn't it be great if we could get rid of both? Dreams... From what I've heard, attendance has been down this year for the dog people - hopefully that trend continues.

Rex R 07-01-2012 04:24 PM

I've heard that the actual prairies normally had grass fires...:).
rex

chadrog 07-01-2012 04:30 PM

They did burn some areas last year, not nearly enough in my opinion.

jd2cylman 07-04-2012 07:20 AM

East on runway?
 
Has the launch area officially been moved yet? When I saw Tim at a QCRS launch, he mentioned something about the dog people getting the rocket launch area moved further east on the runway. Has this happened yet? Tim didn't know details. Anyone dishing 'em out?

Adrian

Who will still bring the 15' batwing mower in a heartbeat!

chadrog 07-04-2012 07:28 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jd2cylman
Has the launch area officially been moved yet? When I saw Tim at a QCRS launch, he mentioned something about the dog people getting the rocket launch area moved further east on the runway. Has this happened yet? Tim didn't know details. Anyone dishing 'em out?

Adrian

Who will still bring the 15' batwing mower in a heartbeat!


Everything will remain the same for this year, and likely remain the same for the future. The park officials are pulling for us (rocketry groups).

jd2cylman 07-04-2012 10:08 PM

Good to know.

Adrian


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