In December, 39 (thirty-nine) student volunteers, chaperone-parents, and their coordinator, Kathleen Lumley from the Cobb County Watershed Stewardship Program turned out to help us pull privet. In January, plants were trimmed back in the butterfly garden area, and an overhanging tree branch was cut back to allow for better air and sun circulation (at the front end).   Some Carolina coralseed was moved as it resembles English ivy. Where the trail enters the wetland, we pulled privet.  To the left of the trail a lot of large privet shrubs were taken out; but to the right, small re-sprouts from a previous workday were resprouting, and these were removed by hand-pulling and use of the small weed wrench.


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