Volunteers brave single-digit temperatures to secure healthy future for Fontenelle Forest
Despite single digit temperatures Saturday, dozens of people headed out to help with a major project at Fontenelle Forest.
The forest restoration efforts are meant to get rid of brush that makes it difficult for native oak trees to grow and thrive.
Volunteers helped cut, carry and burn piles of brush.
“By thinning these trees, it gives the mature oaks and hopefully some young bur oaks the chance one day to come up and kind of regenerate,” Josh Preister, a Chief Ranger at the forest said.