At the east end of the Panhandle, a double row of Cherry trees and Chestnut trees have grown large and healthy since being planted in 2010. The focus of last week's community workday was to give these young trees some routine maintenance.
|Step 1: cut and place cardboard|
In order to supplement their soil, protect their roots from trampling, and suppress weeds, our basic method was sheet mulching: laying down a layer of cardboard, followed by composted fines, and then a layer of wood chips.
|Step 2: many wheelbarrows full of soil|
|Step 3: Spread wood chips|
|Meanwhile, cyclists gathered nearby for a tour of dim sum|