Donations Needed for the Invasive Species Project!

Last year the Parks and Greenways Board formed an Invasive Species Committee to better educate residents about invasive species and to encourage individual property owners to join the Town in addressing this issue. It is estimated that it costs $15 to save a single tree. This compares very favorably to the minimum $2,000 expense of removing a dead or severely compromised tree.

The original gift is now fully exhausted but has been followed with a second gift of $10,000. The donor wishes to encourage residents of the Town to support this work with their own contributions. In addition to the generous $20,000 gift, The Friends of Laurel Park have responded with a $5,000 commitment. Also, all of the Town Council members have contributed financially to this effort, as have Invasive Species Committee members and other residents.

Please consider joining these residents with a contribution to this important undertaking.

Checks may be made payable to the Town of Laurel Park and annotated for Vine Removal. Because most of the at-risk trees are located on private property, any progress and work of saving and preserving our mountain forest is totally dependent upon the initiative and action of residents and property owners.

Last updated 1/17/2024 10:34:20 AM