Crow’s Nest volunteer day recap

October 4, 2023

By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager.

Volunteers posing after a successful project cutting vines

Photo: Daniel Barringer

We had a great morning cutting vines on Wednesday. We worked on a hedgerow that has not had any management done to it in many years and so there were plenty of invasive plants displacing native blackhaw viburnum, spicebush, and young oak trees. It’s best to do this with many hands; volunteers selectively cut the nonnative bittersweet, honeysuckle, privet, autumn olive, multiflora rose, and winged euonymous.

Volunteers cutting vines in a hedgerow

Photo: Daniel Barringer

Below, Judith smiles as she cuts a hole into the vines to be able to reach their base for cutting. Please join us on the first Wednesday of each month where we’ll pick a strategic project to tackle. You can find our workdays listed on the Natural Lands events calendar online, where you can sign up.

A volunteer posing with loppers among invasive vines she is cutting

Photo: Daniel Barringer