Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning will remove exotic, invasive plants at the Oak Ridge Cedar Barren on Saturday, March 5.
Located next to Jefferson Middle School in Oak Ridge, the cedar barren is a joint project of the City of Oak Ridge, State Natural Areas Division, and TCWP. One of only a few cedar barrens in East Tennessee, the area is subject to invasion by Chinese lespedeza, Japanese privet, autumn olive, mimosa, Nepal grass, multiflora rose, and woody plants that threaten the system’s prairie grasses.
“Our continuing efforts help to eliminate these invasives and other shade-producing plants that prevent the prairie grasses from getting needed sun,” TCWP said in a press release.
Volunteers should meet in the Jefferson Middle School Parking lot at 9 a.m. March 5 with sturdy shoes, loppers, gloves, and water. The work session will conclude at noon with a pizza lunch.
For more information, contact Tim Bigelow at (865) 607-6781 or at [email protected].
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