Friends of Uplands Park – No Ivy League Volunteers Clearing Ivy from Cattle Point; Uplands Park Maps: Ivy Distribution Map; 2016-2019 Focus Areas for Invasive Removal

February 12, 2017 marked the clearing of Ivy from a major section of Cattle Point. The Friends of Uplands Park’s No Ivy League volunteers and many other volunteers for the community and schools have been working hard.

The inner sections of Cattle Point will be the next area to be cleared by the No Ivy League, and in time, their focus will turn to the ivy in Uplands Park. Attached are a few photos celebrating the ivy removal work at Cattle Point accomplished on Sunday, February 12, 2017, by a group of hard working volunteers.

Also attached are images showing how best to remove Ivy from Oak Trees, a map showing a density distribution of Ivy on the trees in Uplands Park, and a map showing the areas where Oak Bay Parks staff will be focusing their Federal HSP Grant funded work, between 2016- 2019. The maps were created by Friends of Uplands Park volunteer Wylie Thomas on behalf of Oak Bay Parks to help guide volunteer activities in the park.

For training purposes with FOUP volunteers, Wylie also put together the “Best Practices for Ivy Removal” poster, using a diagram courtesy of https://www.slideshare.net/johnlampe/english-ivy.

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