About six months ago, we were working with a number of great volunteers and an arborist to grind up all of the thousands of non-native ligustrums we had cut in a series of volunteer workdays outside of the fence on the south side of Barton Springs Pool. It was hot and dry.
The area looked like this:
Our piles of cut ligustrum looked like this:
We cut and treated all of the stumps and ground up all of the brush. And once everything was ground up, it looked like this.
Thanks to the rains and to the bare root sapling plantings coordinated by the Austin Parks & Recreation Dept’s forestry division and Treefolks, the area is greening up. It now looks like this.