Twenty-nine TreeKeeper volunteers got up early on this cold February morning to remove hundreds of invasive pears at the Forum Nature Area, just south of the MKT Trail. Later this year, Parks & Recreation will plant this area with hundreds of new trees. Many thanks to these volunteers for their hard work and for sharing their Saturday morning with their city.
Pear trees have become an invasive plant in the Columbia area and Parks & Recreation has been working hard to increase awareness of this issue and to remove the pears from park property. Read more about the "Stop the Spread" campaign.