It’s the season in which Odd Fellows Cemetery’s principal scourge is at its most charming, dripping shimmery lavender racemes. In two seasons, though, Lane Street Project volunteers have flushed the wisteria from the treetops, and its showy flowers now appear only at the edges of the woods.
Removal of a few decades of leaf litter has exposed the dense lattice of wisteria that scores the forest floor above and below ground.
Now that the canopy’s been cleared, increased sunlight is spurring the rampant growth of young wisteria shoots.
Toward the back of Odd Fellows, thick ropes of wisteria continue to strangle trees.
Please consider joining us for a cemetery cleanup. The next two are scheduled for April 9 and 23. Thank you!