This summer our Earth Care Team has been working with the Trustees to arrange for the removal of the European Bird Cherry trees from the church property. This tree, also known as Chokecherry or MayDay, is an invasive species here. While invasive plants can be quite beautiful and easy to care for, they take over! They spread and crowd out healthy native species, wrecking the biodiversity that is important to growth, health, and sustainability. You can learn more about them in this brochure that is also available in the church narthex.
We are pleased to report that the Chokecherry trees have now been removed from the church property and the Earth Care Team planted apple trees in their place!
These trees will be cared for by the Earth Care Team volunteers and we hope that in a couple of years the tree will be full of apples for the community to harvest.