From this visit, it was evident that the Phase II preservation work will be on-going. Even though the tower was still in great shape nine months after our October works, the coppiced saplings were pushing up suckers and regenerating. We will need to plan some regular visits to keep the foliage growth in check. We believe the Phase III survey field work is now complete and there is a good bit of office work to bed done on maps, surveys, and reports. More speciic plans and estimates for future work will spring from all this work in the next few months.
Katherine wasn't able to make this trip, but will be driving updates to extend the project pages with some additional photos from the trip in her remaining days before starting at the University of Chicago.
I'll close with a photo of the team ... a group I thoroughly enjoyed working with once again!
Thanks for your on-going support!