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Back Yard Tree Farm and Rainwater Harvesting

  • La Resolana Edgewood, NM (map)

The pinon and juniper trees have responded well to the fall rains and the woodchip berms. We’ll thin out some thickets and the fire-ladders under the older trees.  We will get hands on learning about trees and share, learn and eat well while doing this work

We’ll begin with an educational program with George Duda, teacher extraordinaire, backing up Jim Brooks and Krista Bonafontine. They will all be available for questions afterwards while others work and talk:

                10:00  AM  Forest health, tree thinning and pruning    Krista Bonafontine

                10:30 AM   Chainsaw and chipper safety                  Jim Brooks

                10:45 AM   Rainwater harvesting with woodchip berms        Christian

                11:00 AM    Rev up those engines!

                  1:00 PM   Delicious potluck

                  2:00 PM   Finish up

Jim will have his big Vermeer chipper here. We’ll use the chips to create woodchip paths down this steep site. Ideally we’ll have about two people pulling branches up to the chipper for each person with a chain saw and 2-3 people loading the chipper. I hope there are enough people so we can take stand around some, learn from each other and share ideas.

DIRECTIONS  We will NOT be meeting at my place at #24. We’ll be meeting at #3 Steeplechase and parking there. Take I-40 east from Albuquerque to Exit 187 (the only exit in Edgewood). Go south and cross the south frontage road (Old #66), go up Edgewood #7 about ½ mile and take a right onto Moriarty Road (now paved). At the stop sign turn left up Duke Road, take the first right onto West Willard and take the next right onto Steeplechase Drive and turn right into #3

We hope to make this a fun outdoor occasion where we get something done (thanks!), learn something, and enjoy each other eating good food.

For more information: Christian Meuli Cell (505) 331-0245; <>

Earlier Event: November 17
ARCSA National Conference
Later Event: March 26
Introduction to Water Harvesting