Electrek has learned that they have already started that process of relocation and Tesla’s construction team is already getting ready to build on at this location, which is near the Austin airport.“Tesla is evaluating the possible development, design, and construction of an electric vehicle manufacturing plant in Travis County within the Austin Green property. This site is approximately 2,100 acres and located at the intersections of SH-130 and Harold Green Road. The property is currently a sand and gravel mining site owned and operated by Martin Marietta and Texas construction projects. The Martin Marietta assets will operate for a period of time but will be relocated in the future to allow for buildout of the site. The timeline for the relocation will be determined at a later date.”
They've moved a LOT of soil around already and yes, they took out a thick pulpwood forest (except one Bat tree) which they left standing in the middle of all that dirt for quite a while until the bats moved somewhere less exposed after which the work crew took that tree down as well.Interesting video, it looks like they removed a lot of trees and are now in the process of removing the good topsoil. That would be a good thing to reuse all that good soil.
They've moved a LOT of soil around already and yes, they took out a thick pulpwood forest (except one Bat tree) which they left standing in the middle of all that dirt for quite a while until the bats moved somewhere less exposed after which the work crew took that tree down as well.
I'll bet that's neat. We had chimney swifts and at least one bat around my house in Georgia when growing up. We NEVER had mosquitoes around the house. I don't remember ever getting bit there.A couple of years ago I heard a story about a bridge in Austin where a lot of bats lived and some residents were freaked out about them so the bats were moved and than the mosquito population exploded....They moved the bats back
When I lived in Arizona there was a small bridge in Tucson that also housed a lot of bats and it was cool to see them all leaving at the same time at dusk to feed on bugs. It looked like a sci-fi movie with a mothership and all of the small attack ships leaving