Daria Koscinski published Buckthorn Bust at Meadowlily Nature Preserve in Events 2019-10-13 14:18:26 -0400
What is a Buckthorn Bust you ask?
Buckthorn is a non-native invasive species that forms extensive thickets out-competing native plants and altering soil chemistry. We need to bust them out of Meadowlily Nature Preserve! How will you know which one of the plants is a buckthorn? By November our native trees and shrubs have dropped their leaves or the leaves have turned yellow/orange/red. Buckthorn keeps glossy dark green leaves well into November. TTLT volunteers will be more than happy to help you with identification so feel free to ask questions.
The event will include taking down some large buckthorns using loppers and saws (includes spraying stumps with herbicide, handled by the experts) but also pulling out young seedlings by hand. Help us create space for native species to flourish! TTLT will provide gloves and tools. Bring your muscles, water, snacks and your best moves!
To join us please contact Daria with the information given below.WHENNovember 09, 2019 at 10amWHEREMeadowlily Nature Preserve
17 Meadowlily Rd S
London, ON N6M 1C3
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Welcome to Adopt-a-Patch! Join our growing team of patch guardians and help restore forest habitats by pulling garlic mustard in your patch.
What is Garlic Mustard?
Garlic Mustard is an invasive plant, originally from Europe, that has become widespread in North America. It grows in a variety of habitats but is particularly problematic in the forest understory, where it takes over and replaces native plants. It can be very difficult to remove because each year it produces thousands of tiny seeds that can stick around in the soil for upwards of 5-9 years. To eliminate Garlic Mustard from an area, every plant must be pulled each year before it produces more seed. It can take around 5 years of consistent pulling before a population of Garlic Mustard is under control. We need your help to make sure this happens!
How can you help?
You can adopt your own patch in the forest and commit to pulling all the garlic mustard in it each year! Plots are 10x10m so they're a managable size to clear in 1-2 visits in the spring. You're also welcome to visit your patch again in fall to get a head start for the following spring.
If you stick with the program for a few years, you'll also get to plant native wildflowers in your patch once the invasive Garlic Mustard has been kicked out.
Feel free to bring family and friends to help out - many hands make light work!
Sounds great! How do I adopt my patch?
Adopt-a-patch is currently running at Five Points Forest. Simply sign up at the bottom of this page and you'll receive updates each spring.
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