Riparian improvement at Greenfield Park on Goose Creek, West Chester

by Courtney Finneran, from WC Tree Team Facebook, 4/18/21

Look what happens when people show up to help their community! A transformation is underway at Greenfield Park thanks to the 20 volunteers who came out on a gorgeous Saturday morning to help free the stream from knotweed, honeysuckle, grapevine, multiflora rose, and other noxious invasives. We put down about 15 yards of wood chips and will replant with natives in the fall.

Thanks to all who made this possible including Borough of West Chester Public Works Dept (who delivered the wood chips and will haul off the materials), the Borough Arborist (who volunteered his time and expertise) Michael Dunn of Brandywine Urban Forest Consulting, and several members of the Tree Commission and West Chester Green Team.

Before and after photos below show invasives gone and mulched areas ready for fall planting: