Volunteers needed for non-native plant removal in Moorhead Park – InForum

MOORHEAD – The Town of Moorhead is looking for volunteers for a non-native plant removal from 2-6 p.m. Thursday, November 3, at MB Johnson Park, 3601 11th St. N.

Participants will remove invasive and non-native buckthorn.

Fruit bearing berries should be prevented from re-growing next spring. If left unchecked, the plant will outcompete native plants and destroy wildlife habitat, in addition to serving as a winter host for soybean aphids.

Although no experience is necessary, there will be some physical labor involved in moving buckthorn branches and small trees out of the wood after they have been cut.

Some volunteers will be asked to help cut down the little buckthorn with pruners and pruners, the statement said.

Those interested in volunteering should bring snow/rain boots, long pants, and layers of clothing to deal with the unpredictable fall weather.

Audubon Dakota and the Town of Moorhead Public Works will provide supplies and equipment to remove buckthorn, but encourage volunteers to bring a pair of thick work gloves and a bottle of water.

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