Queen City Green Cause This Saturday!

March 9, 2017

Have you noticed how ivy can wrap around and seemingly choke trees?  Fast growing vines, unfortunately, kill trees.  I am planning to visit a couple maples on my condo property with a saw soon as ivy is circled around their trunks.  Here is a great way to help our beautiful city, meet like-minded people and grab a free beer if you are so inclined!

Invasive Plant Removal Event Details

CROWN Charlotte is continuing invasive plant removal effort in the Marion Diehl woods with another work day on March 11, from 9:00am-12:00pm. The focus will be along the creek between Valley Stream and the Queens soccer field. This work is important as the woods provide a sound and light buffer from the Queens athletic complex, as well as wildlife habitat and tree canopy. The work done earlier this month is starting to show as the ivy on the trees is dying back. We will continue working to remove ivy from the trees, as well as removing it from the ground, along with other invasive shrubs and plants. You might like to go to Brawley's Beverage afterward for pizza and drinks. Michael Brawley has offered to buy a beer for each volunteer. 

Work Gloves, Pruning Shears, Pruning Saws, and Rakes are needed to help with the English Ivy removal.

We will have two meet up locations at 9:00AM for people to meet and walk into the designated area:

Buckingham Drive in Welwyn Park 

Keystone Court in Madison Park 

For more information, visit CROWN website or facebook page      Contact Stacy Raynor with any questions: 919-522-9527