IV Squad Tackles Invasive Wisteria
There are a number of old homesites within the park boundary. Except for a few sites which have been maintained for park personnel, the old homesites have been cleared to permit forest regeneration. We can still identify the sites, though, by the telltale non-native vegetation that has persisted over the years. One old site, near the Dance Forest Trail, has become degraded by the aggressive spread of exotic wisteria. This area has become the focus for the initial work sessions of IVSquad. The control technique being used here is to cut all stems, whether small or mature, shrubby or vining, just above ground level. Later on, during the growing season, all the resprouts will then be treated with herbicide. There are several acres of wisteria here, so the cutting will likely take all winter. There are plenty of work sessions available, and the work is not hard. Join us for some fresh air and pleasant exercise.
Leave a Reply.
Thoughts and advice on volunteering at the park.