Successful invasive species workshop helps maintain the Assabet River Nature Trail

Brush pile from invasive clean-up along Assabet River

The Hudson Land Trust held the first of two sessions to provide information about identifying and controlling invasive plants commonly found in Hudson on Sunday, May 19th. This effort was in aid of the CISMA (Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area) grant which we received. Board member Alexi Dart-Padover led the training and work project.

A great crew of volunteers removed honeysuckle, multi-flora rose, common and glossy buckthorn, burning bush, barberry and garlic mustard along the Nature Trail. The garlic mustard was bagged and removed from the site, and the remainder was heaped into two huge brush piles just beyond the stone wall. We will be back in the early Fall to follow-up with the clearing of this area and continue to remove invasive plants along the eastern end of the trail.