Grubbing is cutting plant roots out below the surface of the trail corridor. This video shows how to work together to remove a multi-stemmed yaupon with a deep root system from the treadway of a new trail section. Points covered:
- Yaupon roots must be grubbed from the Florida Trail corridor. If cut off, it sprouts.
- Cut the stems waist high to hold and grab during grubbing.
- Use a mattock or pulaski axe to chop the roots out underground.
- Others stay at least 10 feet away from the axe, the area called "The Circle of Death".
- Dispose of the cutting out of sight with the root end away from the trail.
- Fill in the hole to prevent a tripping hazard.
This work was part of the FTA Highway 331 Trail Expansion project. It is a new 2-mile section of the Florida National Scenic Trail on Eglin AFB in Walton County, Florida. These volunteers are members of the Choctawhatchee chapter of the Florida Trail Association. Audio is chainsaw at -12db and jazz at -8 db mix. This video is non-commercial and for educational purposes. The music is Roots by indigo jam unit. Copyright and all rights remain with them. I downloaded it from last.fm/music/indigo+jam+unit/_/Roots
Video is part of the pages on the Florida Trail: Hwy 331 Expansion Project being developed by Caroling at wholeo.net/Trips/Travel/Florida/panhandle/uncities/ScenicTrail/Eglin/331expansion/ft331expansion.htm