Crooked Branch Ravine Park – A Place Worth Protecting

Looks like this Sunday will be a good day to RIP some English ivy in this little park.   Cutting the ivy at the base of 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!  Let’s get as much as we can before it fruits later this summer.  You can also help this park and others in Richmond it you do this in your own yard!

We will even take a break and do a little exploring if you are interested.

  • Sunday,  June 13 from 1 – 3 p.m.
  • If you can only stay an hour, that’s OK. Every hour counts.
  • Bring gloves, hand clippers & a small saw if you have one.    An old screwdriver is sometimes helpful for prying vines away from the tree so they are easier to cut.
  • Bring your own water bottle and insect repellent.
  • We will meet in the cul de sac at the end of Northrop Street.

Map to meeting site

drawing, robin

One thought on “Crooked Branch Ravine Park – A Place Worth Protecting

  1. out of town sunday but put in two hours of ivy removal this morn in area behind bball goal,. i did not lose any tools!!!

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