Stories from the NFCCA Newsletter, the “Northwood News”

Northwood News ♦ April 2002

Join in Planting Native Trees, Shrubs Along Lockridge Drive

By Carole Barth and Charles Pritchard

Join members of the NFCCA, Trout Unlimited, the Sierra Club, and the Maryland Native Plant Society — along with representatives from Montgomery County DEP and MNCPPC — for a tree planting in Northwest Branch Park at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, 6 April.  We will be planting trees along the Lockridge Drive trail leading into the park.

Recent stream restoration work, coupled with the earlier WSSC pipe repairs, have opened the tree canopy along the trail.  This increased sunshine makes it even easier for exotic invasive plants like multiflora rose and burning bush to crowd out native understory plants.  Planting native trees and shrubs will help keep the trail from becoming a choked tangle of thorns.

Meet at the end of Lockridge Drive.  Be sure to bring gloves and wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, and long pants.  Bring your own tools (especially garden carts or wheelbarrows) if you can.  Light refreshments will be provided.  For more information, or to help with this event, call Carole Barth or Charles Pritchard [contact details redacted].   ■

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