Aspen Outdoor Services completed the weed harvesting on Birch Lake during the first week of August. Prior to the harvesting activity, Aspen also refitted the conveyor system on the harvester with new conveyor tracks.
This year, the harvesting activity consisted of opening homeowner access where needed, removal of dead plant material, and cutting and removing nuisance vegetation. The focus was on improving the recreational value of the lake while maintaining the aquatic habitat. The higher than normal high water level helped to reduce the amount of nuisance vegetation that needed to be cut.
Harvested plant material was deposited at the Ramsey County Composting facility.