I laughed when I read that the April 26 Daily Post prompt was Roots. My life is filled with roots. I even dream about roots.
Our local GreenFriends group has taken on the responsibility of restoring four lots in Seattle’s Greenbelt. That land has been overrun by blackberries and ivy for decades. Part of our job in phase one of the project is to remove the blackberry vines and their root-balls.
The City of Seattle Parks Department staff cut down most of the blackberry vines in March. There are now thousands of canes sticking up from the ground. They lead us to the root-balls.
Raking up the debris makes it easier for us to see the canes and to dig out the root-balls.
Once we dig them out we put them on racks so they can dry out.
I suspect that blackberry root-balls will be in my life for years-to-come.
To read more about this project go to Greenbelt Restoration Project Update