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Mid-South Trails Association Takes On Invasive Pears

Mid-South Trails Association (MSTA) has partnered with Wolf River Conservancy to combat a thorny invasive species that is taking over old fields and forest edges.  The Bradford Pear is one of the most commonly planted trees in Mid-South yards, but little did most know that it has the potential to be extremely invasive.  Converting native fields and young forests into non-native, fast blooming, thorny mess.  To read more on Bradford Pears, see our natural highlights article from March: https://wolfriver.org/news/posts/natural-highlights-frankenstein-trees.

MSTA works to create and maintain many miles of unpaved trails in the area.  To do so, they need to hone their skills with handsaws and chainsaws.  There is no better way to sharpen their skills and saws then to remove non-native invasive plant species such as Bradford Pear.  On multiple occasions, MSTA has come to our Epping Way property to address the growing issue of these invasive pear trees.  Wolf River Conservancy thanks you MSTA and its volunteers for improving the ecology of Wolf River habitats and creating more recreational trails for locals to enjoy.

Posted by Cathy Justis at 12:18 PM