Davidson aims to make ecosystem better by removal of invasive plants

  

PRESS RELEASE

DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Davidson Lands Conservancy, along with Town of Davidson funding, is coordinating and underwriting the professional removal of some invasive plants growing on the Beaty Park site. Invasive species stress ecosystems by slowing the growth of a diversity of native plants optimal for wildlife.

Native Roots, an Asheville based ecological services firm, is scheduled to cut the invasive plants along and back from the main pathways September 4-5, with September 6 as a rain date. According to best practices, Jeff Stewart, owner of Native Roots and project coordinator, will chemically treat the cut stumps in order to penetrate the roots. Cut plants will remain on site until a later date when they will be either chipped or moved off of the path corridors.

Natural Assets and Sustainability Coordinator for Davidson, Charlene Minor, says, “Having Native Roots treat the invasives at Beaty Park is a great first strike in what will be an ongoing effort to keep these plants at bay.”

Residents can volunteer to help continue the effort on October 5, 2019 by signing up here.

Town staff will be posting signs at the park alerting residents and visitors to avoid using the trails while work is ongoing.

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