OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Marchel Land Clearing Project

The Marchel tract recently got a new look when a portion of the tract was cleared of maple and cottonwood. Twenty four van loads of hog fuel (600 tons), 21 van loads of chips (483 tons approx), and 10 loads of maple root wads with 40' butt logs attached (60 tons approx.) were hauled away. Scarification to at least 12 inches deep was completed on 7 acres. Fence construction bids were opened October 5, 2001.

Uprooting maple trees at the Marchel Tract to prepare the site for replanting.
Uprooting maple trees at the Marchel Tract to prepare the site for replanting.

Twenty year old cottonwood, waiting to be chipped on-site for pulp.
Twenty year old cottonwood, waiting to be chipped on-site for pulp.

Large cottonwood danger tree leaning toward a dwelling at Marchel. Cleared land is in the foreground and to the left.
Large cottonwood danger tree leaning toward a dwelling at Marchel. Cleared land is in the foreground and to the left.

140-foot tall by 40" diameter cottonwood tree falls into the cleared area and away from a nearby dewelling. This was the last tree to be felled on the Marchel land cleraing project.
140-foot tall by 40" diameter cottonwood tree falls into the cleared area and away from a nearby dewelling. This was the last tree to be felled on the Marchel land cleraing project.

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...and hauling 40-foot maple log with rootwad attached, to be used in streambank stabilization.
...and hauling 40-foot maple log with rootwad attached, to be used in streambank stabilization.