Buckthorn Bust at Lily Lake Park
Time & Location
About the Event
Dress warm, wear gloves, bring tools for digging and pulling out trees.
2 Volunteer Shifts
8:30 AM Setup: Photography, snacks, drinks, extra gloves/hats and tools at the picnic pavilion. Introductions.
9:00 AM Training: Use of tools and where to put pulled plants.
9:15 – Noon: Dig/pull out buckthorn seedlings along the lake edge and up the hill to the dirt road and across the road toward the hill:
· Pull by hand or by “buckthorn pullers” provided. careful not to let any berries fall onto the ground—
· Ease out the roots carefully with a shovel if necessary careful not to leave the root in the ground.
· Toss the seedlings into the designated site for pick up later by the city.
Noon - 3:00 PM: The afternoon shift takes over with chain saws to cut down the trees. City staff poison the remaining stem surfaces.
Digging out by roots
Clipping, chain-sawing and poisoning stems