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Buckthorn Bust at Lily Lake Park
Buckthorn Bust at Lily Lake Park

Fri, Dec 03


Lily Lake Park Picnic Shelter

Buckthorn Bust at Lily Lake Park

Help beautify Lily Lake Park!

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Time & Location

Dec 03, 2021, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Lily Lake Park Picnic Shelter, 1208 Greeley St S, Stillwater, MN 55082, USA

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.

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