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Help fight invasive ivy at the Weed Wrangle

ivy-600English ivy: you’ve seen it on fences, buildings, and ballparks. It was brought to the U.S. from Western Europe for use as a landscape plant, but it quickly escaped into wooded areas. In a yard or on a building, its rapid growth was prized, but in a forest, this quality allowed it to form a blanket that smothers other plants.

The Old Forest has a significant amount of English ivy, and winter is a great time to attack it because not many other plants are green this time of year. That’s why we’d love for you to join us for a Weed Wrangle ivy pull next Saturday, January 23 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. We’ll meet at the Abe Goodman Golf Clubhouse and then head into the forest to remove English ivy (and maybe some Chinese privet as well!).

Let us know if you can make it! 

The Weed Wrangle is a citywide effort to remove invasive plants from our natural areas. You can learn more about other educational and volunteer events here.