Onondaga Earth Corps working to remove Buckthorn from city parks

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Summer wether means the plants are growing tall and wide, but there are some plants we don’t want to grow and they are tricky to get rid of.

In Syracuse, Buckthorn is an invasive species that’s taking over many parks, blocking popular city views.

Schiller Park used to have beautiful spots to look out to the city. Now groups are working to get it under control.

“It’s actually a big problem in the city overall. It’s an invasive species and our goal here is to take one section of the park, this hillside, and remove as much of that Buckthorn as we can, open up views and hopefully return Schiller Park to its former glory,” said Ben Loilselle, Youth Program Director of the Onondaga Earth Corps.

Onondaga Earth Corps is trying to get plenty of kids involved too, so they can learn a little while helping to get the plants tamed.


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