Local Students Remove Invasive Species

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Lakewood Elementary scholars, teachers and community members tagged, cut and bagged buckthorn from the school’s forest property.

Buckthorn is an invasive species found all over Duluth that can crowd out native plants.

“We try to take care of our forest,” said Stacey Stark with the Lakewood School Forest Stewardship Committee. “We like to see a forest that our wildlife can blossom in and can enjoy. We have a lot of birds here that we enjoy learning about and feeding so we’re trying to take care of the forest.”

The Lakewood School forest is the largest forest in the Duluth Public schools with a little more than eight acres.

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