Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Plants to save!

When working in woodsy parks or other areas in the valley removing English Ivy, you may encounter some shrubs and plants that are native, and which we want to save.  It is more time consuming to work around native plants when removing ivy, but those plants are the keepers!

Here are some photos of a few common native plants in Salem...all photos courtesy of The Wild Garden  --- Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database --- which is extensive and includes  native plant photos and information.


Tall Oregon Grape














Osoberry (Indian Plum)






Western Trillium


Sword Fern


Snowberry


Sessile Trillium

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Photos from 28 February 2015 Ivy Pull at Woodmansee Park

Salem No-Ivy Coalition volunteers at Woodmansee Park.
(Friends of Trees was planting native shrubs and trees also.)
We will be back at Woodmansee Park on Saturday, March 28, from 9 AM to Noon for more ivy removal. See you there!

A beautiful morning


Getting to work.

Father & son team!



Getting into that pulling!



Hard working volunteers!


Check out this huge ivy pile.

Ensatina Salamander

We put him back with care after his photo shoot.




The piles grow.



Jenny found some Sessile Trilliums.


This ivy is toast!

Looking good!


Photos below are of the Friends of Trees plantings -- great job as always!



Monday, March 2, 2015

March 28, 2015 Ivy Removal

We'll be back at Woodmansee Park from 9 AM to Noon. We had a fabulous crew on February 28 (pictures soon) that did lots of good work, but there is more. Stay tuned!