Service: Invasive Species Removal
Removal of invasive brush and weedy tree species as well as herbaceous species is essential to the health of all types of natural woodland environments. Invasive species, such as buckthorn and honeysuckle, out-compete native under-story trees for light, moisture, and nutrients. These woody weeds form an impenetrable layer of vegetation that degrades wildlife habitat, degrades soils and native plant ecosystems. Sandbar willow will choke out buffer zone vegetation, forming dense stands where no other plant can grow. Buckthorn changes soil chemistry so that native woodland wildflowers cannot regenerate.