Oak Bay group targets ivy removal

The Friends of Uplands Park are inviting community volunteers to come out for an invasive ivy removal event on Nov. 30

A local group is getting ready to get back to nature to help preserve one of Oak Bay’s crown jewels.

The Friends of Uplands Park are inviting community volunteers to come out for an invasive ivy removal event on Nov. 30.

“It’s becoming an increasing problem in the Uplands. It’s very spread out and without being checked it will just continue its spread over the whole forested landscape there,” said Kevin Webber, who sits on the steering committee with the Friends of Uplands Park.

Community members are invited to come out with their friends, family, clippers and saws. No experience is required, as training and tools will be provided to all who show up.

The event is set to run from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 30, with the group meeting at Cattle Point by the second boat launch.

“Our goal is to target the ivy that’s growing on some of the scrub oaks that are right off the parking lot. It’s very visible from the road,” said Webber.

He said there’s one spot at the entrance to Cattle Point where crews have gone back three or four times.

“Initially what we start doing is get the ivy off the trees because that’s the most important. If that’s left not done it can get worse and worse over time and become more difficult to do,” said Webber. “Afterwards if we have the time and resources, we’ll move in and actually pull it out of the grounds at its roots.”

 

editor@oakbaynews.com

 

 

Just Posted

Check out what’s happening in Greater Victoria this weekend

From swimming championships to Oak Bay Light Up, there’s plenty to keep you busy this weekend

VicPD chief rescues lost $10 bill in downtown Victoria

The note was promptly returned to its owner unharmed

Beloved local flower shop open doors at new location

Thorn & Thistle expand offerings in new, bigger space

Oak Bay teacher wins 91.3 the Zone’s Teacher of the Month

French teacher at École Willows School wins custom Converse from Baggins and Big Wheel gift cards

Island champion volleyball team heads for provincials Wednesday

What Oak Bay High lacks in volleyball experience the make up for in athleticism and competitiveness

Victoria Royals giving a boost to fund inspired by Tragically Hip singer

Downie Wenjack Fund recipient of funds raised starting at tonight’s WHL game vs. Seattle

BC Ferries vehicle traffic last summer was best ever

CEO says positive results reduce future pressure on fares

Dead rats on doorstep greets Summerland mayor

Two rodents have been delivered to Peter Waterman’s doorstep

False killer whale ‘Chester’ dies at Vancouver Aquarium

He was found stranded near Tofino in July 2014 and only had a 10 per cent chance of making it at the time

Panda picks Argonauts for the win

Giant panda at the Toronto Zoo picks Argos to win Grey Cup on Sunday

Black Friday fervour wanes as some consumers, retailers shun practice

Some businesses are choosing to opt out, while some shoppers are turning to buying online

Stay safe on B.C. roads this holiday season

RCMP warn drivers to plan a safe ride home or suffer the consequences this holiday season

Trudeau apologizes to excluded residential school students

PM makes statement to former students in Nfld who were left out of previous compensation, apology

Most Read