The results exceeded all expectations, with 100% completion of Areas 1 thru 10. Many non-invasive plants were revealed under the vine cover, struggling to survive. They will provide an excellent basis for the restoration of the understory.
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Everyone enjoyed removing vines from the majestic trees and native plants in the work area, knowing they have saved them from a long slow death by bittersweet. It was also a real pleasure to hear the positive comments and appreciation expressed by people using the walking path adjacent to the site.
|Above: Just one of the many Work Day debris piles.|
The rings on many vines indicated over 30 years of growth.
We saw enough tree and habitat destruction to believe it!
Stay tuned for "GPIP Bittersweet Work Day: The Video."