These pages document a 16-year (and counting) volunteer effort
to restore privately owned oak woodlands in Madison, Wis. U.S.A.

April, 2009: New slideshow shows restoration, spring burns!

Roll mouse over photo to show effect of invasive species on this woods.

Spring, 2009. Restoration continues on North and South woods, 3 burns completed by Apr. 16.

June 28, 2008. As board debates new woods policy, Restoration pages post new info on invasive black locust.

June 2, 2008. Board passes new herbicide policy (144kb pdf).

Aug. 11, 2007: Neighbors, board members and woods committee members discuss plans for the woods between Bittersweet Place and Old Sauk Road.


May 21, 2007: Rus Hefty (L) leads a neighborhood group in the North Woods. Front, L to R: Ron Siggelkow, Margi Kindig, Sylvia Marek, Spencer Black, Jeff Greene, Josie Mitchell, Barry Owens. Rus's major comment: "Just keep doing what you are doing."


• Restoration slide show: history, rationale and progress
• Native flower slide show
• Invasive weed slide show
• Get involved: volunteer!
• Links to restoration information
• Crestwood woods policy (scheduled for revision)
Map of Crestwood
• Webmaster's
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