Photos above on left, a new forest at eight months; on right the same forest at 24 months
Help Clear the Way for a New Forest
Special to the News from Prassede Calibi
"Grow Local for the Planet, in collaboration with Wright-Locke Farm, is starting Winchester's own "Miyawaki" or Fast Forest! This involves transforming a bit of low habitat-value wetlands into a high-value mature forest in 30 years rather than the typical 150 years.
Volunteers will help remove the root systems of goldenrod and other non-woody species to make way for the native trees we will plant there in the Spring. This work day is scheduled for Saturday, October 7th from 9am-12pm. This event is for ages 11 and up (17 and under must be accompanied by an adult).