The weeds have been wrangled

Yesterday, folks gathered for the annual weed wrangle at green spaces across the city.  Volunteers worked hard to remove green things that are less than welcome — those certain green things that are invasive species.

Instagrammer nashvillediary put in some sweat equity at Cheekwood:

Meanwhile, Metro Public Works snapped a photo of the event at the Warner Parks:

And some guys from one of Nashville’s many private schools looked fatigued after doing some work at Fort Negley:

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Weed Wrangle 2016

Correction: The Weed Wrangle is actually March 5, not February 20.

This Saturday, volunteers will gather at 15 parks and other green spaces across the city to remove invasive weeds from the unique ecosystems.

Invasive species are plants (and other biological groups) that enter a new ecosystem and, having no natural competitors, smother native species.  In the Nashville area, invasive plants include bush honeysuckle, Chinese privet, and kudzu.  Invasive species smother local forests and reduce the productivity of the ecosystems.

Volunteers can sign up for the Weed Wrangle at sites such as the Nashville Zoo, Shelby Bottoms Park, and Fort Negley.

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