Cowles Willow Trimming 2023

Six NMVFO volunteers met at Cowles near the eastern edge of the Pecos Wilderness to trim willow plugs that had been planted along the Pecos River as part of a restoration project earlier in the year. Our briefing is that the young willows were too tall, and needed to be cut back to survive their first winter.

We planted some of the trimmed cuttings closer to the water in case they might root and survive.

Author: Jim, Sagebrush

Jim (trail-name Sagebrush) codes audio software for Windows, Linux, Android, and embedded systems. When not working at, he enjoys backpacking, which this blog is about.

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