State Park volunteers whittle away at invasive plants

SAWYER — Countless invasive plants have been removed from the woodlands of Warren Dunes State Park over the past five years, and volunteers are con...

November 23, 2022
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SAWYER — Countless invasive plants have been removed from the woodlands of Warren Dunes State Park over the past five years, and volunteers are continuing the work as fall turns into winter.Mike Latus (who leads nature programs at the State Park which drew 4,000 people from Memorial Day to Labor Day this year) was part of the Michigan DNR Volunteer Stewardship Program group that removed invasive buckthorn trees and privet (a small decorative tree used for hedges) on Nov. 12.He said privet produces blue berries that birds will eat, but they don't contain enough fat to help them make it through cold weather.

David Johnson News Editor