We need to be far more informed and intentional as to what kinds of trees we plant in our communities. Some LI Towns are better than others here.
The Dirty Dozen Campaign names The Twelve Most UNWANTED Invasive Plants
Rona Fried is West Hills County Park’s local steward and benefactor. She is funding the removal of invasive plants and the establishment of an American Chestnut Mother Orchard and a seasonal wetland.
Lesser Celandine, an early spring denizen, is an aggressive invasive plant that smothers native ephemeral flower and plants.
Long Island is facing an environmental crisis. What native habitat we have left is rapidly vanishing. We can do something about this.
The young people of Sayville are helping to harvest native wildflower seeds to be planted in beds throughout the community
Saving turtles at Meadowcroft will be challenging. The six snapping turtle nests on the lawn were clearly predated by raccoons — not mowed over as some were quick to claim. Getting people to accept this explanation will be half the problem. The other half will be covering the nests well enough that the raccoons can’t dig the nests out.