Decades of mismanagement has left us with an overgrowth of invasive brush, vines, and trees; numerous dead trees; and a dearth of quality natives. A key component of responsible land stewardship is proactive tree management, which is our commitment going forward.
We have taken learnings from three years of pilot projects, added them to the expert perspective of PRI, and charted a path ahead toward a revitalization of the woodlands of Canal Shores. Special thanks to Grounds Committee member Matt Rooney who drafted our Tree Policy, and then painstakingly revised it to incorporate feedback from numerous parties. Click here to read the Canal Shores Tree Policy, which has been approved by our Board of Directors.
What does this look like on the ground? Valuable trees have been tagged for preservation.
Invasives that are a priority for removal are being marked with spray paint.
This is a big, important job. As always, we will take volunteer assistance from folks of all ages. If you would like to join our army of buckthorn warriors, email Dan Bulf at email@example.com and he will add you to our list.