Crew Rescues Trees at Burley School

At Jackson P. Burley Middle School on Charlottesville’s Rose Hill Drive, English ivy is smothering numerous older trees along the stream that runs beside the school’s playing fields. On February 8—a dry, cool morning—20 members of CATS and the APO service organization at the University of Virginia attacked the invasive vines and bushes that were overwhelming the large native trees. This volunteer effort is just the beginning of an ongoing project to beautify Burley’s campus and to protect the stream. It complements the work of the Rivanna Conservation Alliance, which has been planting trees and is making a rain garden on the school grounds.

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