Natural Resource Management Project Underway at Woodscreek Park

Thu December 14, 2023

A natural resource management project is underway at Woodscreek Park. Invasive trees and brush are being removed from the pond buffer. More than 90% of the material being removed is European black alder, a tree once thought to be a good option for landscaping before its invasive potential was realized. The remainder of the material being removed is primarily common buckthorn and bush honeysuckle.

See the following link for more information on European black alder and its invasive potential.

The project will help keep undesirable brush and trees from smothering the prairie buffer around the pond and will restore the view of the pond from the path. Supplemental native seed mixes will be installed following the clearing work to bolster native species cover, diversity and aesthetic.