Stop the Spread: Callery Pear

Learn how to identify and control this highly invasive tree that threatens native wildlife and causes difficulties for private and public landowners. It is free and open to the public. Attendees may bring lawn chairs if they wish. The event will take place near NW parking area of South Providence Medical Park. Individuals with special needs who may not be able to walk to the location where trees are located may park in the East lot of South Providence Medical Park however there will be limited spaces available. For more information contact Carol Davit 573-356-7828.

Four days after the Field Event, April 17 from 5:30-7:00 pm, there will be a volunteer work day at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Park staff will demonstrate Callery Pear Tree cutting and herbicide application that can be used during the work day. Tools and herbicide will be provided. Please call the park at 573-449-7400 to reserve a spot. Further instructions will be provided when you call. Inclement weather back-up for volunteer work day is Thursday, April 19. It is free and open to the public.

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