Buckthorn Demonstration Project

Buckthorn Demonstration Project


Sunday, 04/21/2019    
9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Cold Spring Park Beacon Street trailhead
1200 Beacon Street, Waban, MA, 02468

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We will continue the work, started two years ago in collaboration with horticulturalist Bruce Wenning and ecology professor Eric Olson, to save the red maple swamp, believed to be one of the oldest forested areas in Newton. The maple and oak swamp is in danger of dying out due to its understory being shaded out by invasive nonnative buckthorn. We will maintain and expand the buckthorn-free demonstration areas to allow the forest to survive.

Leaders are Bruce Wenning, 617-962-0646, Alan Nogee, 617-564-1664 and Katherine Howard, 617-721-2571.