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Thompson Road Farm Restoration Workday
July 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Bruce Killips at Thompson Road Farm for a day of woodland restoration! TLC partnered with Bull Valley to purchase and protect this property as a natural area. It’s made up of mostly wet sedge meadow and woodland habitats that are in need of invasive management. The oak woods is roughly 35 acres and heavily infested with buckthorn, honeysuckle and bittersweet but many precious natives are still holding on beneath the brush. We’ll kick off these workdays clearing brush at the northwest corner of the woodland which is located roughly midway through the property.
Directions: From the intersection of Charles Rd. and Greenwood Rd. in Woodstock, head South on Greenwood Rd. (rt. 120) for 0.0mi. Turn left onto Thompson Rd. and continue for 0.7mi. Turn right just before the green gate and continue along the gravel road (watch for potholes!) past one right bend and one left bend in the road. Continue until you see a picnic table at the 3rd bend and park off to the side.
Nearest address: 9505 Thompson Rd Woodstock, IL
Are you an experienced sawyer looking to help out at one of our workdays? Great!
We just ask that you demonstrate, to either myself or Mr. Ducci, your ability to follow safety procedures when
felling and bucking a tree at the start of the workday. All sawyers must bring their own gear
including: saw, fuel, bar oil, chaps, hearing and eye protection.
Tips to make your workday experience safe/enjoyable:
Bring plenty of water – better to bring too much than too little!
Sturdy boots are best or old tennis shoes will do too
Leather gloves or gardening gloves, an extra pair in the winter is a good idea
Long sleeves/pants – to prevent scrapes and scratches from branches
Hat – to protect your noggin and beautiful hair from flying embers
Sunglasses or eye protection
Feel free to bring loppers if you’ve got them — be sure to label them