Cedars and occasional hardwood trees have been removed from nearly 10 acres of South Fork glade ecosystems at this time….several acres remain for the restoration process. With the heavy tree canopy providing excessive shade above the glade surface, typical flower and grass vegetation is unable to grow.
Eight men have been assisting Tony Millsap and his crew on several different days in the tree removal process of the restoration including one area that is so sensitive with orchid populations that extreme care is needed in keeping excessive activity and machinery out of the area.
Following tree removal, glades will be visibly enhanced with several species of milkweeds (Asclepias) in an attempt to attract monarch butterflies. The US Fish and Wildlife Service is helping fund the restoration and milkweed growing project.