Archives of Invasive clearing

Cutting Norway maples at the Ladd Arboretum

Clearing the way for new plants

Regular visitors to the Ladd Arboretum will notice a difference this week, after volunteers and a city greenways crew cleared invasive trees and shrubs along a section of the channel bank northeast of the Ecology Center. Clearing is a necessary step ...
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Arboretum volunteers

Repurposing Norway maples

Volunteers started clearing invasive Norway maples in the Ladd Arboretum this week and, with the help of a city crew, put them to use as edging for a section of the gravel path. Norway maples are tough trees that were once widely planted along stree...
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Turf removed in front of Civic Center, ready for planting

Turf grass removed to make way for native garden

City crews have prepared for installation of a demonstration garden in front of the Civic Center near the corner of Ridge and Leonard Place. A layered selection of native trees, shrubs, grasses, and flowers has been designed to support birds, butterf...
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Clearing invasives in the Ladd Arboretum

Evanston TreeKeepers worked with the City of Evanston’s forestry crew to clear dead and invasive trees from a section of the North Shore Channel’s northwest bank in the Ladd Arboretum yesterday. We were opening up areas for a May planting...
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