Many thanks to the MIT City Day folks who spent their day of service at Fresh Pond. Thanks to their efforts and enthusiasm, we were able to remove a significant amount of glossy and common #buckthorn, an #invasivespecies, from the Huron Ave woodland.
Glossy and common buckthorn outcompete native plants for water, nutrients, and sunlight, form a dense, impenetrable layer of vegetation, and degrade the quality of wildlife habitat in general. Volunteers play a significant role in controlling the spread of invasive plant species at #FreshPond.
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