Tree Inventory Continues: Oakdale Woodlands in the Spotlight
Berrios is also a Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Certified Technical Service Provider for Habitat Planning. Baehr, who is very knowledgeable about all things flora, Oakdale, and the history of the site, and Yorck, who is newer to this part of the county and to Oakdale, were able to augment their knowledge and confirm restoration concepts with Berrios. Yorck and Baehr are shaping a plan to eliminate invasive species, create new outdoor education spaces, and design trails that will lead to microenvironments within the site.
Thanks to Yorck, Baehr, Hudson DPW, and volunteers, a great deal of work was done on the trails and in the woods this summer. Much debris and overgrowth has been cleared out, trees brought down by storms have been removed and on this trip we were able to get all the litter in one grocery bag. I highly recommend a visit to Oakdale Lake trails.
When Berrios returns with his full presentation of his findings and management plan recommendations we hope that the youth, the future stewards of Oakdale Lake Park, will be able to attend.
Hudson Conservation Advisory Council