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Upstate: Another rescue opportunity @ Michelin site
March 18 @ 8:45 am - 1:00 pm
We had a good turnout on March 4th! We rescued a number of native orchids (Tipularia discolor and Goodyera pubescens) and native ferns, and about 40 large pinxter-flower azaleas — approximately a third of the number of azaleas at the site — and Michelin has invited us back…
Most of the rescued azaleas (Rhododendron periclymenoides/ Rhododendron nudiflorum) have been pruned back and “heeled in” on the property, where they will be nursed for a year or so before being replanted at the site, a major distribution center between Greenville and Spartanburg. What a great showcase for native plants this could be!
Meet at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, at the QT Station at Exit 60 (Highway 101) on I-85 between Greenville and Spartanburg. We will leave as a group and travel about 5 miles south on Highway 101 to the Michelin construction site. If you have a truck, please bring it.
Wear leather shoes or boots, and bring gloves and digging tools. And 3-gallon pots if you have some. It’s always good to wear long pants and sleeves. We didn’t see any poison ivy, but there’s always a chance that it may be present in upstate woods. We plan to finish at the site by noon and then transport the plants either to a location on the Michelin site where they will be taken care of, or to a location nearer to Greenville where we will care for them before transplanting.
Note — This is an active construction site: We must enter together as a group (no stragglers!); we must wear leather shoes or boots; and it is important that we have a list of those coming, so don’t forget to register!
Email Bill Sharpton to let us know you are coming: [email protected]
Invite your friends!