On December 12, eight Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards and four members of the CATS class of 2019 tromped into the woods of Greenleaf Park and cleared some 100 trees of invasive vines. These included English ivy and its look-alike, winter creeper, a member of the bittersweet family, or Celastraceae. Wrapping up a year that included 30 projects across our community, this work was part of an ongoing effort by CATS to restore and maintain the natural character of one of Charlottesville’s most popular greenspaces. We encourage you to walk the loop trail at Greenleaf, for which the city has installed a new bridge across the creek that runs through the 14-acre park. And please make plans to join us in our projects in 2020.