These pages document a 21-year (as of 2014) 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. 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
• Wisconsin Community Housing Cooperative official woods policy
Map of Crestwood
• Webmaster's
home page