Hawthorn at Willow Creek

Our friends from Deer Park joined us at Willow Creek this week, along with some new students which we are very excited about!  Meghan and Alex (SOLV) led the students and their teachers in planting black hawthorn trees along the edge of the property.

Black hawthorn, which grow to about 30 feet in height, require a sunny, upland and moist spot in which to be planted.  They provide excellent shade and will do a fantastic job shading out invasive reed canary grass, which is one of the major invasives at Willow Creek.  When it buds, hawthorn yields white flowers and a dark blackish fruit which provides food for wildlife.

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