"N" is in charge of removing honeysuckle from one acre of forest. This place is in town, which is probably the source of the honeysuckle. We spent a lot of time roaming these woods during our first seven years here. If you do a search on this blog for "giant puffballs," you'll get an idea of the terrain we were dealing with.
Here's the culprit:
|Vertical stripes, light colored bark|
kid term first, and that's what stuck. Have a look at some buddy branches:
We cut down and applied herbicide to a LOT of honeysuckle -- little scrubby stuff, trees, bushy pieces, and everything in between. But there's still some left for next weekend.
I want to say that "N" had 16 people working in the morning and 8 in the afternoon. A common comment was one of education. Once people could identify it, they realized how widespread a problem it was, at this park and elsewhere. I would like to believe that everyone who volunteered today will remember this and be proactive against it for the rest of their lives.