Redwood Transformation

I want to share a few photos of a clean-up area I’ve been working on for the past few months, just a day a week to fill up the green waste can. Our usual composting dump zone got transformed into a parking area so using different options to clean up the leaves and branches around the property.

The goal is to clean up the redwood duff as a fire prevention measure. I also have art pieces I’m making to put in this space, visible when sitting on the deck.

Week by week loading up one green waste can over at least two months was taking too long. Finally decided to pack up the leaf duff debris and take it to the dump.

Under the deep duff was a lot of loose dirt and fluffy leaf debris so it was amazing to clear it, and we uncovered a hidden cement walkway along the deck outlined with small river rocks. Very cool!

The stage I’m at this week is laying down cardboard (Tuesday, 11/17), laying down the black filter fabric (Wednesday, 11/18), and designing a redwood border (Thursday, 11/19). The plan is to put chips in between the trees, and add river cobbles for the walkway.

This redwood is recycled. The cut 6×6 pieces were in the wood shed, and I have the plank boards for a future project, this is perfect to use them as a little border to keep in the wood chips. More boards will be added to go up higher, and I’m thinking of a unique design to hold up my art pieces.

I look forward to sharing more soon…

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2.5 acre permaculture with heritage orchard, organic gardens, redwood forest, and riparian corridor along Love Creek at the base of Ben Lomond mountain, San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz County.
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