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Getting rid of non-natives

Last week, a group of motivated volunteers worked to help rid the Vaughn Creek Greenway of several non-native plants along the creek. The area is loaded with invasive species such as privet, wisteria, honeysuckle, oriental bittersweet and kudzu.

The seven volunteers spent a couple of hours removing invasive vines from shade trees on the property. In addition to physically removing the vines, the workers also applied a basal herbicide treatment.

The long term goal is to rid the pristine town owned property of the woody weeds that have taken over many areas along the greenway,

Submitted by John Vining