Kingswood Invasive Plant Removal
Join us as we remove harmful invasive Honeysuckle and Callery Pear! Volunteers will hand saw/trim plants and trees and help drag them to the chipper area. Volunteers should be prepared for the weather in durable, layered clothing, long pants, long sleeves, hat, sunglasses and work gloves. Please wear sturdy closed-toed shoes and bring a water bottle. For questions, please email Jessica Tegge at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text (513) 289-6884.
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Address: Kingswood Park (Northern Section): 4188 Irwin Simpson Rd. Mason, OH
Where to meet: Park in the new North Parking Lot on Duke Blvd, located across from Montessori Academy of Cincinnati. Once you arrive, please follow the signs to the worksite. Note: The closest bathrooms are located at the Kingswood Park pavilion (4188 Irwin Simpson Rd.)
Why remove invasive Callery Pear and Honeysuckle? Pear and Honeysuckle are quickly taking over the wooded areas of Kingswood North. If not controlled, these invasive plants will cause environmental and economic harm to an ecosystem. Invasive species spread rapidly and quickly shade-out the healthy variety of wildflowers, grasses, and trees. Eventually, an ecosystem is dominated with invasive species. Left with nowhere to live, the bees, butterflies, birds, and other critters move away. By removing these two species, the Kingswood ecosystem will begin to function as it once did, naturally. There will be room once again for local wildflowers, grasses, and trees to spread and thrive.