Planting at Greenleaf Park.
On a foggy Saturday morning 9 CATS and 15 UVA student volunteers met at Greenleaf park to continue our work on forest restoration. After planting 15 trees in 2005 and in the subsequent years removing invasive vines, in 2017 CATS began to restore the forest floor by planting ferns. As of this Saturday, 6 different varieties of ferns have been planted. Pathways were defined and trees were mulched to compete with the persistent invasive plants and return the forest to health. This is an ongoing project in cooperation with the City’s Parks and Recreation department. This 14 acre park is the most popular park in the City, we are happy to make it more enjoyable for its many visitors.