We’ve noticed that more people have been visiting Crooked Branch Ravine Pare recently and we hope that some of you might be interested in helping us improve this lovely spot.
Looks like this Sunday will be a good day for removing English ivy. We will be cutting the vines at the base of the trees and removing ivy from the ground. Keeping the vines off trees is beneficial to the tree and prevents spread of the seed to other places. This plant only forms flower, fruit and seed after climbing a vertical surface. Birds then spread the seed to other sites. You could prevent the sprouting of hundreds of new plants in other places with a few clips of your pruners!
We would love to show you the progress we have made and will even take a break for a little winter tree ID walk if you are interested.
- Sunday, March 14. 2021 from 1 – 3 p.m.
- There is plenty of room to spread out when working, but we do require a mask for when we are near each other.
- If you can only stay an hour, that’s OK. Every hour counts.
- Bring gloves, hand clippers or loppers, & a small saw if you have one. An old screwdriver is sometimes helpful for removing ivy from trees; we will show you how.
- Bring your own water bottle.