Saturday, October 20, 9:00 – noon. Invasive Shrub Removal. Carleton College Arboretum
Work with other volunteers to help make the Arboretum safe from the invasive shrubs buckthorn and honeysuckle. These non-native plants shade out native trees, wildflowers and grasses, and reduce habitat quality for our native animals. We recommend long pants and a long sleeved shirt, sturdy shoes and socks (no sandals please) and bring your water bottle. Gloves and tools provided.
The project site is in the Lower Arboretum, at the far eastern boundary of the property. From Northfield travel east on Hwy 19 past Carleton and past the junction with Spring Creek Road/Hall Avenue. Continue for another 1/2 mile to the junction with Canada Ave and turn left (north). Travel another 1/4 mile to a small parking lot along Canada Avenue. Due to the small size of the parking lot you will need to park along the side of the road.Can not come right at 9:00? The very short walk to the work site will be clearly marked so you can find us if you come later
The event will also include a short educational component to better understand the importance of identifying and removing invasive species in Minnesota
For more information, please visit: Carleton College Arboretum