It is neat to work through all of the seasons at Luther Burbank Park with the Mountains to Sound Greenway, from summertime weeding to springtime mulching and autumn planting. We gazed longingly at Lake Washington thinking of our fun summertime swim-after-stewardship events.
In the meantime it was perfect cool, damp planting weather for putting natives in the ground at our longtime restoration site underneath the big Oregon ash tree / Fraxinus latifolia. This site used to be a dairy farm and the concrete stall remnants can still be seen and happily played upon.
The mulch pile was fantastically large and offered up much enjoyable work hauling it over to the planting area in buckets. Teams switched off filling, carrying and planting.