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Old 06-23-2009, 11:19 PM   #11
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Sumac is beautiful. You trimmed it nicely.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:21 AM   #12
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Got any ironwood (carpinus caroliniana...aka musclewood), or beech? I bet they'd be happy, too. Spicebush would be perfect.
Oh yes, I had forgotten, there is spicebush back there as well!

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Old 06-24-2009, 10:57 AM   #13
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Oh yay. And sad. . .

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I talked to the Commission last Thursday (6-18) and they all thought that the best thing to do is just to let path and turtle/frog pond return to their natural state. Just let it be and do not try and keep it accessable. There will be no fine as long as you just stop trying to keep it up. If this is OK with you then we are all set - if not then we will have to discuss permitting options - but I do not think you will be able to get a permit to do what you did. It just is not a good idea to do things like that in wetlands.



Let me know if there is anything else I can do for you in the future. Your lot has a large area of wetlands behind it and if you want to do anything that envolves moving dirt or cutting of wetland veg. you will need a permit.



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I will ask him about those permitting oprions, I think.
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:15 AM   #14
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They softened... as they should. That reply to you was more like what I would have expected from the get go. I figured it was the frog pond they would be interested in. Did they discuss the removal of noxious weeds and invasive species with you? That normally does not require permitting from the Army Corp but... it may if the Corps has relinquished control of your wetlands to another regulatory agency.
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:41 AM   #15
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I haven't asked about the removal of noxious weeds and invasive species - largely because I haven't seen any back in the wet area.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:04 PM   #16
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Oh, hooray! The conservation agent clarified that I can keep the path leading up to the rock at the edge of the wetland area, and no permit is required. I am so relieved. I had been starting to fear that I would have to fight to be able to access my own property.
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:46 PM   #17
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Time to uncork some bubbly. Congratulations on surviving the "stie visit". You done good!
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:27 AM   #18
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Hooray! Glad that little scare didn't turn out to be a major project to undo your last major project!
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:46 AM   #19
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Many full-sun invasives will be very small shrubs and/or sprouts in deeply shaded woods...just waiting for their chance to spring (eg fallen tree in the overstory letting in more sun). Maybe do a walk-through and look for barberry, multiflora, and garlic mustard, just to be on the safe side. They should be very easy to pull in their stunted states.

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