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Community Forest volunteers clean up invasive plants
For the Townsman
An informative, fun, and productive morning was shared by members of the Cranbrook Community Forest Society and the East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council, led by Cathy Conroy and Linda McVetty, on Saturday, July 19.
Cathy gave an overview of the characteristics of invasive plant species in the East Kootenay region and how to identify them.
After Cathy’s presentation, the group headed out, armed with gloves, garbage bags and digging tools and spent over two hours pulling knapweed, dalmation toadflax, thistle, gumweed, St. John’s wort, burdock, and hound’s tongue.
At the end of the morning participants were able to confidently spot these common invasive species for future treatments.
Ten big garbage bags were filled with invasive plants that will not be going to seed now in the forest. Well worth the effort!