Fri, Dec 03 | Lily Lake Park Picnic Shelter

Buckthorn Bust at Lily Lake Park

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Buckthorn Bust at Lily Lake Park

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.


  • 3 hours

    Digging out by roots

  • 3 hours

    Clipping, chain-sawing and poisoning stems

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