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Broom Busting Parties

Love cooler, hoodie weather?

Don't mind digging your hands in the dirt?

Tis' the season for invasive plant removal! The cool rain is here, weed wrenches are warmed up, and we could use extra hands to tackel non-native invasives such as scotch broom. 

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What is Scotch Broom?

 A non-native invasive to our area that has been overwhelming our parks and properties. It’s time to tackle it. One of many methods is to hand pull it out, root and all!

 

Why remove it?

- Displaces native vegetation/species that help promote natural ecological systems.

- Reduces biodiversity and forage.

- Alters the fundamental nature of habitats by converting it from open systems to dense shrub lands. Deer can't get to the creek if a thick wall of brush is blocking it. 

- Fire hazard. 

Learn more about it here: Scotch Broom | National Invasive Species Information Center