Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Invasive Plant Pull, May 9-10

On May 9-10, Raymondale neighbors and over two dozen school students met at the park entrance at Dye and Brad Streets for an invasive plant pull.

A chart was provided to let everyone know which plants needed to go. These non-native plants chocke out the more beneficial native plants and our trees. 

Over 25 contractor-sized trash bags worth of invasives were filled!

"Doughnuts" or rings around the bases of trees were made by the volunteers pulling out invasives and sparing the trees from having these plants, like English ivy, from growing up the tree.

Refreshments were provided to the volunteers whose ages ranged from elementary school age to octegenarians. A HUGE round of thanks to everyone who turned out!